The legal representative of the Muslim Brotherhood Association, Othman Al-Khateeb, filed an appeal on Monday against the Cabinet’s decision to form a committee to manage the funds of the Muslim Brotherhood Organisation, reported state-owned Al-Ahram. The appeal was filed ahead of the Administrative Court.
According to the cabinet’s decision, which was issued on Wednesday, the committee to manage the organisation’s funds will include representatives from the ministries of Justice, Interior, Finance, Social Solidarity, and Local Development, as well as representatives from the Central Bank, Homeland Security and Investment Authority.
The Cabinet’s decision was a response to the verdict, issued by the circuit Court for Urgent Matters in Abdeen, to disband the Muslim Brotherhood Organisation and confiscate its capital on 23 September 2013.
The Muslim Brotherhood Association, which was founded by the Brotherhood Organisation in March 2013, in order to legalize its activities , is headed by former Supreme Guide and current detainee, Mahdi Akef. The Brotherhood Organisation was founded on 1928, but was later disbanded by former president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1954 after it allegedly attempted to assassinate him. The organisation remained banned under former presidents Anwar Al-Sadat and Hosni Mubarak, while limitedly engaging in politics. The organisation formed a political party, the Freedom and Justice Party, after the 25 January 2011 Revolution. It was accused of being “illegal”, which led it to found the association in March 2013 while Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood member, was in power.