Egyptian Security Forces Shut Down Muslim Brotherhood Newspaper

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_9e687e56f1.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (CAIRO) -- Egypt continued its systematic deconstruction of the Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday by raiding the newspaper offices of its political wing in Cairo. The Brotherhood, which has been under attack from the military-controlled interim government, continued to publish the Freedom and Justice newspaper, albeit secretly, since the crackdown that followed the removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi nearly three months ago.

However, security forces have stopped the presses at Freedom and Justice's headquarters with equipment taken from the offices and the building now shuttered.  The staff called the move "thuggery" in a statement.

The move was just one in a series of attempts by the Egyptian government to eradicate the Brotherhood, which still has many supporters determined to return Morsi to power.

However, he remains in custody as do many top leaders of the party while a court this week banned all Brotherhood activities and froze its assets.  In addition, the government has censored TV stations broadcasting in Egypt that allegedly preach sedition against the interim leadership.

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