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Muslim Brotherhood Condemns the Arrest of Its Spokesperson

Muslim Brotherhood Condemns the Arrest of Its Spokesperson & Crackdown on Freedoms in Egypt

Putschists in Egypt are continuing their atrocious violations of basic human rights and rule of law, and escalating crackdown against opponents of the military coup.

Putschists in Egypt are continuing their atrocious violations of basic human rights and rule of law, and escalating crackdown against opponents of the military coup. Today, Muslim Brotherhood Spokesperson Gehad El-Haddad along with three other members; Mr. Mohamed Ebrahim; Dr. Ahmad Diab; and Dr. Mahmoud Abu Zaid, were arrested in Cairo, in an attempt to silence every voice calling for freedom and justice in Egypt. 

Thousands of peaceful anti-coup activists throughout the country have been arbitrarily arrested on trumped up charges, and sent to prison without due process. The Military Junta in Egypt has imposed emergency laws since the bloody coup of July 3, 2013, and civilian political prisoners are subject to military trials with no right to appeal. Yesterday three anti coup protesters in Suez were sentenced to 3 years in prison for "chants likely to harm national interest".

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Anti-coup Alliance strongly condemn the illegal practices by the fascist regime in Egypt, and demand the immediate release of all political prisoners. More Egyptians, including many of those who participated in the June 30 protests against President Morsi, are beginning to realize that their aspirations for more freedoms and democracy have been hijacked by a ruthless military regime that has brought Egypt back to an era worse than that of Hosni Mubarak. History will teach putschists that killing, torture and arrests will not succeed to frighten or silence the millions of patriotic Egyptians calling for freedom and democracy. We will continue our relentless peaceful fight for freedom, legitimacy, and justice till Egypt is free.

Muslim Brotherhood Press Office London

September 17, 2013

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