Monday, September 2, 2013

Egypt Judges Call for End of Muslim Brotherhood; Accuse Brotherhood of Operating Outside the Law

A panel of Egyptian judges today (September 2, 2013) recommended the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood, adding momentum to a push by authorities to ban the ousted president's main backer and a pillar of political Islam in the region, according to the Associated Press website.

Since the military deposed Mohammed Morsi in a July 3 coup, it has steadily intensified a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest political organization. Hundreds of its members are in detention and facing prosecution, many on charges of inciting violence.

Morsi himself has been held in an undisclosed location since his ouster. Yesterday, state prosecutors charged him with inciting the murder of his opponents.

In its recommendation to Egypt's administrative court, the panel of judges accused the Brotherhood of operating outside the law. It also recommended the closure of its Cairo headquarters.

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