Egypt freezes assets of 572 Muslim Brotherhood leaders

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The Egyptian government has frozen the assets of 572 Muslim Brotherhood leaders, the Justice Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

A total of 87 private schools affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood will also be put under governmental supervision, said Ezzat Khamis, the assistant justice minister and the head of a committee tasked with freezing the Brotherhood's assets.

The work in the schools will not be stopped, Khamis said.

He added that the committee made a list of 1,055 NGOs believed to be affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and whose assets have been frozen by the government, noting that three of them operate normally now after being proved that they have no connection with the Brotherhood.

The Egyptian government declared the Muslim Brotherhood as "a terrorist organization," on Wednesday, one day after a deadly bomb attack in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura that killed at least 16 people and injured 130 others.

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