12 April 2014

Egypt: Interior Ministry - We Are Dealing With MB As a Terrorist Organization

Photo: Emad Ahmed/Aswat Masriya
The headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood was torched during last year's protests.

In implementation of the Cabinet's decree to carry out a court ruling designating the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist organization, Major General Abdel-Fattah Othman, the Assistant Interior Minister and the Director of Information and Public Relations, said the Ministry is dealing with the MB as a terrorist organization.

Othman said every person of this group who is arrested is referred to the prosecution which takes its decision in line with article No. 68 of the penal code which punishes every person who endangers citizens' lives or threatens public facilities.

Othman noted that the punishment of the leader of this terrorist organization is capital punishment and those who are involved with will be sentenced for 5-10 years in prison.

A judicial source said the concept of the terrorist group means that the group has been set up in violation of the law and the constitution provisions with the aim of overthrowing the regime, terrorizing citizens and changing the provisions of the constitution through the use of force.

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