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BANNED: Egyptian court has banned the Muslim Brotherhood Group

An Egyptian court has banned the Muslim Brotherhood group and ordered its assets confiscated in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

The court issued its ruling on Monday.

The Brotherhood was outlawed for most of its 85 years in existence, but in March it registered as a recognized non-governmental organization.

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