Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Thu1030 2014

Last update05:08 AM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Arab Revolutions > EGYPT
PRESS RELEASE: 14 Coup Opponents, Including MB Leadership Unjustly Sentenced to Death
PRESS RELEASE: 14 Coup Opponents, Including MB Leadership Unjustly Sentenced to Death
Friday, 20 June 2014 Press Release
Friday, June 20,2014 18:50
IkhwanWeb

The shocking yet unsurprising sentencing of Muslim Brotherhood Chairman Dr Mohamed Badie, Dr Mohamed Beltagy (general secretary of the Freedom and Justice party), Dr Bassem Ouda (former minister of supply and interior trade), Dr Safwat Hegazy (Islamic scholar), Dr Essam El-Erian (vice chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party), Assem Abdul-Magid (from Al-Jamia-el-Islamia) and eight others only serves to further expose the corrupt and craven nature of the coup authorities.

This untenable verdict was handed down by a supine judiciary which now seems to be nothing more than the junta's puppets, with no independence or integrity to speak of.

Pertaining to the case known as the  Istiqama Mosque Incident, this verdict was delivered on Thursday by Justice Mohamed Nagy Shehata from the Giza Court, following an unscheduled and incomplete trial which lacked even the basic semblance of due process.

No accounts were given by the  so-called witnesses and further trials and sessions were yet to be held for this case.

Following the verdict's announcement, all defendants announced they would continue to struggle to establish the January 25 (2011) Revolution goals, regardless of their fate.

Egyptians will persist with their peaceful protest movement until the coup is completely defeated.

They steadfastly refuse to allow farcical trials, unjust verdicts, illegal detention, torture crimes,or any other form of repression inflicted on them by coup authorities to erode their iron will and resilience.

The Egyptian people will continue their quest for freedom and justice. If anything, these injustices fuel the people's resolve.

The Muslim Brotherhood London Press Office

[ENDS]

Note to Editors:

The Muslim Brotherhood London Press Office is the UK's representative of

the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

tags: Muslim Brotherhood / MB / Beltagy / Pro-Legitimacy / Badie / Coup / Anti-Coup / Egyptian People / Revolution / January 25 / Arrests / Prison / Media / Freedom of Expression / President / Morsi / Military Coup / Egyptian Judiciary
Posted in EGYPT , MB News  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
Muslim Brotherhood Deputy Leader Al-Shater: Military Rule Will End
Muslim Brotherhood: The People Will Ultimately Triumph
Muslim Brotherhood Chairman Badie to Egyptians: Defend Freedom of Expression
Muslim Brotherhood Spokesman Aref: Severe Treatment, Extreme Violations in Coup Jails
Muslim Brotherhood Statement on Latest Iraq Developments, Seeds of Sedition
Muslim Brotherhood Rejects Al-Sisi As True Tyrant; Vows to Continue Peaceful Protest Action
Muslim Brotherhood Leader Heshmat: Revolution Continues Until Coup Defeat
Muslim Brotherhood to Al-Sisi: Election Wholly Null and Void
Muslim Brotherhood Leader Badie Reiterates: Group Denounces Violence
Muslim Brotherhood: 90% of Egyptians Boycott Sham Presidential Election
Muslim Brotherhood Welcomes Imminent Declaration of Palestinian Unity Government
Muslim Brotherhood Statement: No Mass Murderer Will Rule Egypt
Libya Muslim Brotherhood Condemns Terror, Military Coups; Urges National Dialogue
Libya Muslim Brotherhood Statement on General Haftar's Desperate Coup Attempt
Chairman Badie Reiterates: Muslim Brotherhood Stands Firm Against Violence
Muslim Brotherhood Praises Pro-Democracy Brussels Declaration
Muslim Brotherhood Leader Mohamed Badie: No One Can Enslave Egyptians
Al-Shater Family Reject as False Al-Sisi Claims About Detained Muslim Brotherhood Vice-Chairman
Muslim Brotherhood's Bishr Reiterates Commitment to Non-Violence
Muslim Brotherhood Slams Junta Court Death Sentences Monday