Egyptian Court Bans Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian Court Bans Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court has ruled to disband the Muslim Brotherhood and to freeze all of the group’s assets. We discuss what the latest developments mean for democracy in Egypt and for its relations with the U.S.

In the three months since the ousting of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s military-backed interim government has lead a crackdown on his supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood. Thousands of senior figures in the organization have been arrested and government security forces have raided schools and hospitals affiliated with the group. Now, an Egyptian court has ruled to disband the Muslim Brotherhood and to freeze all of the group’s assets. We discuss what the latest developments mean for democracy in Egypt and for its relations with the U.S.

Guests

Nathan Brown

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

Hamza Hendawi

Cairo Bureau Chief, Associated Press.

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