Egypt’s Ex-Ruling Party Dissolved, Funds Seized

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak‘s National Democratic Party, the erstwhile ruling party in the country, has been dissolved in the latest blow to the ousted strongman and his allies.

The administrative court issued the ruling on Saturday, the same day Mubarak was transferred to military facility in the capital Cairo after spending the last few days in a hospital in the city of Sharm El-Sheikh. The court also forfeited the NDP’s funds and properties in favor of the new government, which was formed following Mubarak’s ouster in February. The court ruling formally ends the existence of the party founded by former President Anwar Sadat. The NDP dominated Egyptian politics for over 30 years prior to the uprising that ultimately led to Mubarak’s ouster.

Meanwhile, Egyptian Supreme Armed Forces spokesman Maj. Mohamed Askar confirmed to CNN that Mubarak had been taken to a military facility. Mubarak, 82, along with his sons, was taken into custody earlier this week to make him answer allegations that he had a hand in the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that led to his ouster.