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Egyptian court delays ruling on legality of Muslim Brotherhood

English.news.cn   2013-03-27 02:58:42            

CAIRO, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's Administrative Court decided on Tuesday to delay the ruling on the legality of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) to April 23, when the court will mull over the lawsuits demanding dissolution of the group, State-run news agency MENA reported.

The court decision came after MB lawyers filed requests to adjourn the case as new necessary documents backing the legalization of the group had appeared.

The MB's lawyer Abdel-Moniem Abdel-Maqsoud stressed Wednesday that the group had legalized its existence according to related laws, in response to a report by the State Commissioners Authority of the Supreme Administrative Court, which recommended dismantling the group for lack of "legal basis."

On the MB's Freedom and Justice Party website, Abdel-Maqsoud dismissed the judicial body's report as meaningless.

MB Secretary-General Mahmoud Hussein, in an interview with Xinhua, also stressed that the group had been recognized as legal in accordance with the laws regulating civil society organizations.

The MB represents the main supporters of Islamist-oriented President Mohamed Morsi, who had been leader of the Freedom and Justice Party before taking office.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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