Egypt dissolves 57 NGOS for "Brotherhood ties"

Monday 07-09-2015 11:53 AM
Egypt dissolves 57 NGOS for

CAIRO, Sept 7 (Aswat Masriya) - Egypt's Social Solidarity Ministry ordered on Monday the dissolution of 57 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for "ties with the Muslim Brotherhood."

"This decision comes in implementation of the law banning all activities of any association that is branched from the Brotherhood, that was founded by Brotherhood funds or that receives any form of support from the Brotherhood," Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Waly said in an official statement. 

An urgent matters court banned the Brotherhood in September 2013 and a committee was established to manage the group's funds.

Wali has already dissolved 169 NGOs on February 23 and 112 more on March 1 in implementation of the court ruling, bringing the number of NGOs dissolved in 2015 so far to 380.

Egypt listed the Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation in December 2013 and insists it is behind the wave of militancy which has targeted security personnel since July 2013. The Brotherhood continuously denies the accusations.

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