Egyptian Government Denies it Has Decided To Dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood

Despite state media reports to the contrary


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.