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Egyptian court upholds ban on Muslim Brotherhood activities

By CNN Staff
updated 9:07 AM EST, Wed November 6, 2013
Mohamed Morsy supporters outside the Police Academy where Morsy's trial took place on November 4, 2013 in Cairo.
Mohamed Morsy supporters outside the Police Academy where Morsy's trial took place on November 4, 2013 in Cairo.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The 85-year-old group can file a new appeal
  • Its activities have been banned and its assets frozen
  • The nation's first democratically elected president was deposed by a military coup in July

(CNN) -- An Egyptian court has upheld a ban on the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood, the official news agency MENA reported Wednesday.

The 85-year-old group can file a new appeal of a September 23 court ruling that banned its activities and froze its financial assets.

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The Muslim Brotherhood had supported Mohamed Morsy, who became the country's first democratically elected president when he took office in June 2012 after being elected by a narrow margin to a four-year term. That term was cut short when he was deposed last July in a military coup.

The military said he was a tyrant trying to impose conservative values. Supporters, including the Muslim Brotherhood, have said the coup was a power grab by the military and elements of the regime of longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak.

Since Morsy's ouster, the ruling powers have cracked down on the Islamic political organization, arresting many of its leaders.

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CNN's Mick Krever contributed to this report

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