Egypt confiscates properties of 1,300 NGOs

Egyptian government confiscates properties of 1,300 Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated non-governmental organisations in one and half year

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Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Properties of 1,300 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been confiscated in last one and a half year, the head of a committee set up by Egyptian government to examine the file of prosperity of Muslim Brotherhood, Izzat Khamis, said in a press meeting on Monday.

The NGOs are allegedly affiliated with Muslim Brotherhood.

According to Hamis, the government determined that the organisations governed by authorities of banned Muslim Brotherhood movement and the administrations of the confiscated organisations were taken over by Ministry of Social Solidarity.

“If any of the organisations are proved not to be affiliated by Muslim Brotherhood, confiscating decision will be dissolved,” he added.

On Sept. 23, 2013, Cairo court gave a ruling of forbidding all formation and activities of the group, liquidating it, and confiscating all properties of it.

The committee to examine confiscated prosperity of Muslim Brotherhood was established in January, 2014 under the presidency of Izzat Hamis.

On Dec. 25, 2013, Muslim Brotherhood movement was announced as a “terrorist organisation” by the temporary administration that was formed after coup.

Egypt’s military officers, led by then military chief now President Abdul Fattah el Sisi, removed Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president with a coup, and suspended the Constitution on June 3, 2014.

TRTWorld and agencies