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Egypt to remove Brotherhood group from list of accredited NGOs
An Egyptian cabinet committee ordered to remove the banned Muslim Brotherhood group from a government list of accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs), state- run Ahram website reported on Tuesday.
The cabinet approved deleting the Brotherhood group from the documents of NGOs, Ahram and state TV quoted Minister of Social Solidarity, Ahmed Hassan el-Borai, who is presiding the committee, as saying.
In September, a Cairo court ordered to ban the group's activities, seize its funds and form a panel to administer its assets.
Founded in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood group has been outlawed most of the time. In 1948, it was dissolved over charges of involving in explosion and murder. In 1954, it was banned again due to attempts of pressing the country into religion ruling during the era of late president Gamal Abdel Nasser.
The group's political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party was formed following the toppling of president Hosni Mubarak in 2011, then the party candidate Mohamed Morsi won the presidential election in 2012. The group was officially registered as a NGO in March under Morsi's rule.
[Source: Xinhua, Cairo, 08Oct13]
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