Muslim Brotherhood has assets seized

The assets of more than 500 leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood have been seized, according to senior Egyptian justice officials.

Muslim Brotherhood has assets seized

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.

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