Egypt’s judges call for Muslim Brotherhood to be disbanded

A panel of judges in Egypt suggested that the Muslim Brotherhood be stripped of its non-governmental organization status, a move that would officially dissolve the group, at least in the eyes of the military-backed leadership.

The recommendation comes just as the Muslim Brotherhood announced it was going to state a “million-person march” on Tuesday — and right after a Cairo police station staffed with government forces was bombed, Breitbart.com reported.

The panel of judges was appointed by Egypt’s government, Reuters reported. The Muslim Brotherhood had obtained NGO status in March.

The recommendation is just the latest in a string of government attempts to tamp down the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been responsible for a string of street protests — some of which have led to fatal clashes with government security forces — aimed at restoring former President Mohammed Morsi to power.

Mr. Morsi was ousted from his seat weeks ago and has since been indicted for inciting violence that led to the killing of 10 protesters outside his presidential palace in December, when he still ruled.

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