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Egypt dissolves Muslim Brotherhood party

Updated: 2014-08-09 19:36
( Xinhua)

CAIRO - An Egyptian court ruled on Saturday to dissolve the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, and to liquidate all its assets, according to the state-run Ahram online.

The committee of the political parties' affairs, responsible for granting licenses to newly-formed parties in Egypt, had filed an official request to dissolve the party which was established after the January 25 uprising which toppled president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

The Supreme Administrative Court's decision which dissolved the party was based on the investigations carried out by the State Security Prosecution which proved violations committed by the FJP to the conditions set for the work of the political parties in Egypt.

The State Commissioners' Authority had issued a report recommending the dissolution of the party, which was upheld by the court in Saturday's session.

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