CAIRO, March 21 (Xinhua) -- The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group is already legal according to the current law regulating civil society organization, the group's secretary-general told Xinhua in an exclusive interview Thursday.
Hussein's statement came in response to a report submitted Wednesday by the State Commissioners Authority of the Supreme Administrative Court recommending to dismantle the MB, arguing that "the group does not have a legal basis."
"This is an opinion and the recommendation of the commissioners authority is not a judicial verdict, and it is up to the court to take it or leave it," Hussein told Xinhua.
The MB secretary-general added that the commissioners authority 's report did not worry the group that had already been legalized according to the law.
"We had our group legalized just to avoid arguments, and the group remains the same," Hussein added, stressing that the MB is legal and it does not need any further legal actions for legalization."
Meanwhile, state-run news agency MENA quoted Insurance and Social Affairs Minister Nagwa Khalil as saying that the MB group has been legalized as a civil society organization since March 19 after the group submitted a legal request and the ministry verified the requirements.