Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

Egypt: Court Adjourns Decision On Brotherhood's Legal Status

Photo: Serene Assir/IRIN
Muslim Brotherhood supporters demonstrate outside a polling station (file photo).

An administrative court adjourned on Tuesday its verdict on five appeals to dissolve Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood to January 1.

In their lawsuits, plaintiffs challenged the legal status of the group which has engaged in both social and political activities for the past 60 years despite being banned.

The Muslim Brotherhood funds the Freedom and Justice Party - Egypt's most powerful political party - which President Mohamed Mursi belongs to.

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