Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood may be outlawed following a proposal made by Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi.
An adviser to Egyptian President Adly Mansour has confirmed there is an investigation into the possibility of legally dissolving the country’s largest political group.
Several prominent members of the Muslim Brotherhood have already been arrested since a crackdown on protests a few days ago.
Friday saw a ‘Day of Rage’ organised by supporters of ousted Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Mursi. Egyptian officials say 173 people died.
Beblawi, who leads the military-backed government, said: “There will be no reconciliation with those whose hands are covered in blood. There will be no reconciliation for anyone who has raised arms against the country, against its people. There will be no reconciliation with those who have broken the law.”
Egypt’s Interior Ministry says 1,004 Muslim Brotherhood members have been detained across the country, many of whom were found with weapons, bombs and ammunition in their possession.