Muslim Brotherhood appeal on ban refused

The Cairo Court of Appeals refused on Saturday the appeal submitted by Hamed Seddiq, the Muslim Brotherhood’s lawyer, against court order number 816 for the year 2013, demanding a reversal of the verdict to ban the group’s activities and confiscate its assets, privately owned Al-Masry Al-Youm said.

The newspaper added that the Cairo Court of Appeals had ruled in an earlier hearing to postpone the hearing. The appeal demanded that the Court of Urgent Matters’ decision to ban the Brotherhood’s activities and confiscate its money and headquarters be overturned due to the court’s lack of jurisdiction.

Last September, the Cairo Court of Urgent Matters ruled to officially ban the group’s activities, subsidiary organizations and any organizations funded by it.

After operating underground for 80 years, the Brotherhood entered political life after former President Hosni Mubarak’s fall from power in February 2011, and gained legal NGO status on March 19, 2012.

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