We noticed you're blocking ads.

Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker.

Questions about why you are seeing this? Contact us

Font Size

- Aa +

Sat 16 Apr 2011 04:42 PM

Font Size

- Aa +

Egyptian court dissolves party of former president

The Higher Administrative Court also orders liquidation of assets of Hosni Mubarak's NDP

Egyptian court dissolves party of former president
Egypt President Hosni Mubarak. (Getty Images)

An Egyptian court on Saturday ordered the dissolution of the political party of former President Hosni Mubarak, one of the demands of the protesters who ended his 30-year rule.

The Higher Administrative Court in Cairo also ordered the liquidation of the assets of the National Democratic Party (NDP), with the funds to be returned to the state.

The NDP dominated Egyptian politics since it was set up by Mubarak's predecessor, Anwar el-Sadat, in 1978.

The party's headquarters were torched during the protests that led Mubarak to step down in February, and its supporters were blamed for some acts of thuggery during the demonstrations.

Arabian Business: why we're going behind a paywall