A panel of 8 Egyptian judges recommended today (Monday) the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood, providing an additional push by authorities to ban ousted President Mohammed Morsi’s main backer and bastion of political Islam in the region. Since July 3, when the military deposed Mohammed Morsi, it has steadily intensified a crackdown on the Brotherhood.
In its recommendation to Egypt's administrative court, the panel accused the Brotherhood of operating outside the law. It also recommended the closure of its Cairo headquarters. The recommendation is nonbinding for the court, which holds its next hearing on Nov. 12.
Legal expert Nasser Amin said the court is likely to judge the Brotherhood in violation of non-governmental organization status.