CAIRO, Dec 25 (KUNA) -- The Egyptian government announced confiscation of
the assets of over 1130 non-government organizations linked to the Muslim
Brotherhood group after designating the group as terrorist.
"The government has blocked assets of more than 1130 non-government
organizations linked the Muslim Brotherhood and appointed staff to supervise
the learning in the 137 Brotherhood schools," Minister of Social Solidarity
Ahmad Al-Borei said in a press conference to announce the government's
decision to the declare the Brotherhood a terrorist organization.
He added that the government will also form committee to supervise the
financial affairs in the companies and firms owned by Brotherhood members.
Al-Borei went on to say that "Any Muslim Brotherhood activity will be
banned including protests."
He revealed that police will be allowed to enter university campuses to
deal with the Brotherhood activities and to protect facilities.
He pointed out that the government will deal with Palestinian Hamas
movement as an affiliate to the Muslim Brotherhood group.
For his part, Minister of Higher Education Hossam Eissa said the cabinet
declared the Brotherhood a terrorist group, making it subject to Article 86 of
the Egyptian penal code, which defines terrorism and the penalties for
engaging in it.
"All of Egypt was horrified by the ugly crime committed by the Muslim
Brotherhood on Tuesday morning, when it blew up the Daqhaleya police
headquarters," Minister of Higher Education Hossam Eissa said in a press
"Members who continue to belong to this group following this declaration
will be punished according to the law."
He accused the Brotherhood group of being behind the violent attacks that
rocked the country since the ouster of the former president Mohammed Morsi, a
member of the group, on July 3.
Eissa noted that anybody finances the group, promotes its ideas or
participates in activities would be subject to penalties stated in anti-terror
He pointed out that the government will contact Arab countries which have
signed the anti-terror convention to put the group in their terror lists.
The Brotherhood repeatedly denied any links to violence and specifically
condemned the Mansoura bombing saying they have been and always will be
peaceful activities. (end)
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