The Egyptian ministry of Social Solidarity decided on Monday to dissolve 169 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in nine governorates across Egypt for their "ties with the Muslim Brotherhood."
In a statement, the ministry provided a breakdown of how many
NGOs were ordered disbanded in which governorates. The northern
governorate of Kafr el-Sheikh leads with 52 NGOs, followed by 51 in
The ministry said dissolving the NGOs is in compliance with the
law and is based on the decision by an urgent matters court in
September 2013, which banned the Brotherhood.
The ruling stipulated banning the activities of any association
that is branched from the Brotherhood, that was founded by Brotherhood
funds or that receives any form of support from the Brotherhood.
A committee was formed after the ruling was issued to manage
Brotherhood funds. The committee said last month that the assets of 901
Muslim Brotherhood members and 1096 associations had been seized so far.
Egypt listed the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization in
December 2013 and insists it is behind the wave of militancy which has
targeted security personnel since July 2013. The Brotherhood
continuously denies the accusations. Feb 23 (Aswat Masriya)