CAIRO, Egypt: A court in Egypt on Saturday ordered the dissolution of the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, the Freedom and Justice Party, effectively preventing the Islamist movement from formal participation in electoral politics.
The ruling by the Cairo administrative court comes nearly a year after a court banned the Muslim Brotherhood itself in September last year.
However, that ruling did not mention the Brotherhood’s political wing, meaning that it could be allowed to run in parliamentary elections expected later this year.
The court’s ruling called for the Freedom and Justice Party to be dissolved and its assets seized by the state.
A judicial source said that the court’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.