The assets of more than 500 leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood have been seized, according to senior Egyptian justice officials.
Abdel-Azzem el-Ashri said that a ministerial inventory committee ordered the confiscation of “movable and immovable properties” of 572 Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
The order is part of a wider state crackdown on the Brotherhood, first banned by a court order and then dubbed by the military-backed government as “terrorist” organisation. Authorities have sought to link the movement to a wave of terrorist attacks targeting security forces.
The Brotherhood denies being involved in the attacks and continues to hold near-daily protests demanding the reinstatement of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, toppled in a July 3 military coup after millions rallied against him.