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Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood ‘terrorist’ group

Johannesburg, Dec. 26 (ANI): Egypt has declared the ousted president Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement a “terrorist” group, banning all its activities.

Deputy Prime Minister Hossam Eissa said that the military-led government now has the authority to charge any member of deposed Morsi’s movement as well as anyone who finances the group or promotes it verbally, or in writing, with belonging to a terrorist group, News24 reports.

Social solidarity minister Ahmed al-Borei said that the government would ban all the activities of the movement, including protests and demonstrations.

The decision is the latest step in a crackdown that has put thousands of Brotherhood supporters in jail, including most of the group’s top leadership. (ANI)