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Administrative Court lifts Al-Gameya Al-Shareya

Ruling allows NGO to continue operations

On Tuesday the Administrative Court ruled against the ban on the Islamic-based charity organisation Al-Gameya Al-Shareya, which had its assets frozen on 25 December for its supposed ties to the banned-Muslim Brotherhood.

Mohamed Ibrahim, defence council to Al-Gameya Al-Shareya, told state-run Al-Ahram that the court judgement is final, and has ruled that the NGO has no ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Al-Gameya Al-Shareya is a charity providing service to the poor, regardless of religion, and runs medical centres specialising in oncology, radiology, burn victims, optometry and dialysis, said Ibrahim.

The NGO has over 1,090 newborn incubators in 18 governorates, 30 medical centre projects that serve over 450,000 orphans and 250,000 women, according to a statement released Al-Gameya Al-Shareya in December.

Al-Gameya Al-Shareya was one of 1,055 charities and NGOs who were banned after the 23 September court decision to dismantle the Muslim Brotherhood. On 25 December the Muslim Brotherhood was officially designated a terrorist group by the Egyptian authorities, coming a day after a deadly bomb hit the security directorate in Mansoura.

Sinai-based terrorist group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis took responsibility for the Mansoura bombing.

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