Committee confiscates hospital and school for Brotherhood affiliation

The committee established to manage the funds of the Muslim Brotherhood confiscated on Thursday a hospital in Alexandria and a school in Cairo, accusing their owners of belonging to the Brotherhood.

The committee was formed following the September 2013 court ruling which ordered banning the Brotherhood's activities in the country. The ruling stipulated banning activities of any association that branches from the Brotherhood, that was founded by Brotherhood funds or that receives any form of support from the Brotherhood.

The confiscated hospital, Ibrahim Ebeid Hospital, is one of Alexandria's biggest hospital, owned by Ibrahim Ebeid, whom the committee described in a statement as a "leading" Brotherhood figure. It added that the management of the hospital has been assigned to the Health Ministry.

The committee also ordered the confiscation of the assets of the Islamic Huda Company for educational services, which owns a school complex in Cairo's Maadi neighbourhood. The school is owned by Mohamed al-Qadi, whom the committee also identified as a "leading" Brotherhood figure.

The committee also called on the Education Ministry to prevent the torching of any books of "suspicious scientific or cultural context" found in the confiscated schools. It said such books should be seized and the Education Ministry should be notified with their existence.

A video showing a group of Education Ministry officials burning a number of books inside a school for "inciting violence" went viral on social media earlier this week, stirring controversy.

Egypt listed the Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation in December 2013 and insists it is behind the stringent wave of militancy which has targeted security personnel since the ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. The Brotherhood continuously denies the accusations.

This content is from :Aswat Masriya


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