Egypt

Egyptian Government Denies it Has Decided To Dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood

Despite state media reports to the contrary

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Egypt's government has denied state media reports that it has decided to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood.

A social solidarity ministry spokesman was quoted as saying it would revoke the Islamist group's non-governmental organisation status "within days".

But a prime ministerial aide, Sherif Shawki, told the BBC the solidarity minister had not issued any decision.

The military authorities have launched a crackdown on the group since ousting President Mohammed Morsi on 3 July.

Dozens of senior Brotherhood figures, including its general guide Mohammed Badie, have been detained over allegations of inciting violence and murder.

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