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Muslim Brotherhood to sue unlicensed group for failure to vacate offices

By Khetam Malkawi - Jul 16,2015 - Last updated at Jul 16,2015

AMMAN — The new Muslim Brotherhood Society said it will file a lawsuit against the unlicensed Muslim Brotherhood after the latter’s failure to comply with a request to vacate the group’s offices and hand over its belongings to the registered body.

Last month, the new group sent a “legal notification” to the old group asking them to hand over all belongings to the “legitimate” society, but no response has yet been received, according to Abdul Majeed Thneibat, overall leader of the new society.

“We will take the case to court after the Eid holiday,” Thneibat told The Jordan Times, adding that the headquarters used by the unlicensed group is one of the Brotherhood-affiliated Islamic Centre Charity Society’s assets.

All assets were officially transferred to the new society after the Legislation and Opinion Bureau issued a legal ruling in May allowing the process.

Last week, the “old” Muslim Brotherhood addressed the Department of Lands and Survey, demanding that it revisit its decision of transferring all assets to the new licensed society.

Bassam Freihat, legal adviser of the unlicensed group, said the Muslim Brotherhood has embarked on legal action seeking to cancel the procedures through which the group’s assets were transferred to the new society registered on March 3, 2015.

Muath Khawaldeh, the old group’s spokesperson told The Jordan Times the department has not yet replied.


“We will resort to other measures,” he added, without further elaboration.

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