Egypt court advised to dissolve Muslim Brotherhood
An Egyptian legal commission on Monday recommended that the Muslim Brotherhood be dissolved and its headquarters shut down, as the army-backed government's crackdown on the group continued, dpa reported.
The judicial panel advised an administrative court to dissolve the Brotherhood's non-governmental organization, which was registered by the group in March.
The movement, a member of which was ousted president Mohammed Morsi, formally registered itself after opponents challenged their legal status and funding.
The group, founded in 1928, has been banned in Egypt for decades, but its members were largely tolerated by the regime of Hosny Mubarak, who was ousted in the 2011 uprising.
They ran as independents in parliamentary elections, but after Mubarak's ouster they formed the Freedom and Justice Party.
The panel's recommendation is not binding.
Last month, the government said it was mulling dissolving the Brotherhood.
Morsi was deposed by military chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi on July 3 after millions took to the streets calling for Egypt's first democratically elected president to go.
Morsi, who has since been detained by the military at an undisclosed location, will face trial for inciting the murder of protesters rallying against him last December.
Morsi was referred to trial along with 14 others on charges of ordering their supporters to attack protesters, who were rallying against a decree by Morsi that made all his decisions immune from judicial review.
The ousted leader is also facing charges of conspiring with Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas to perpetrate "hostile acts" during the uprising against his predecessor, Mubarak, in 2011.