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Ramsey Clark in Cairo to Monitor MB Military Trial
Ramsey Clark in Cairo to Monitor MB Military Trial
Ramsey Clark*, former US Attorney General, will arrive in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Saturday, Nov, 3rd to monitor the 26th session of the military tribunal against senior Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders, topped by engineer Khairat Al-Shater the second deputy chairman of the group.
Friday, November 2,2007 06:08
by AbdulRahman Mansour IkhwanWeb

Ramsey Clark*, former US Attorney General, will arrive to Cairo on Saturday, Nov, 3rd to monitor the 26th session of the military tribunal against senior Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders, topped by engineer Khairat Al-Shater the second deputy chairman of the group.
 
Clark visited Egypt last July and attempted to monitor the third session of the military trial, however, Egyptian authorities denied him access to the court room along with others including British journalist Yonne Ridley, Sir Ivan Lawrence, the legal advisor to Queen of England, Ali Azhar, British lawyer and chairman of the International Justice Organization, and Jordanian Samih Kharis from Amnesty International.
 
The former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark described the military trial against Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders as a threat to international peace.
 
He is a member of the US Democratic Party, assumed the position of US Attorney General in the administration of President Lyndon Johnson, and was nominated for Ghandi’s peac award. This will be his second visit to Egypt to attend the military tribunal, the seventh in the Muslim Brotherhood’s history.
 
The financial committee tasked with examining the source of the money of the MB leaders transferred to the military tribunal failed to prove that the charges against the MB leaders, that money is ill gotten, used to support the Muslim Brotherhood group or used to fund Egyptian university students.
 
The military judge tasked another financial committee with attempting to prove these charges as all charges are proven groundless.
 
The Egyptian government has been condemned by local and international human rights organizations after these organization repeatedly demanded the Egyptian government cancel the decree of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of referring them to the military tribunal and allow them to stand trial before a competent civilian judge.
 
In a related context, a seminar held by the International Justice Organization, inside the British parliament on October, 16th, included Sir Ivan Lawrence, the legal advisor of Queen of England and the famous British lawyer Ali Azhar, the chairman of the International Justice Organization and a big number of British members of parliament, demanding Egyptian government to reforms what they called as mistakes in the legal system and to provide civil trials for the Muslim Brotherhood leaders transferred to the military tribunal. This seminar described the human rights condition in Egypt as bad and reforms must be carried out. This was mentioned in its report about the human rights condition in Egypt and about the issue of the seventh military tribunal against the Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
 
Egyptian authorities prevented many international observers from monitoring the military trial against the MB leaders. The international observers who were prevented in previous sessions included:
 
Dr. Violette Dagherre (French), chairwoman of the Paris-based Arab Commission for Human Rights.
 
Dr. Haitham Manaa (Syrian), the official spokesman of the Arab Commission for Human Rights.
 
Dr. Anis Qasem (Jordanian), a top observer at the Amnesty International.
 
Hasiba Sahrawi (Algerian), Amnesty International delegate- deputy manager of the Middle East North Africa program at Amnesty International.
 
Elijah Zarwan, a consultant of Human Rights Watch organization.
 
Turkish bar association chief.
 
Bruce Nestor (USA), the US lawyers guild chief .
 
Mahdi Bray (USA), the Executive Director of the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation).
 
Dr. Ammar Qurabi (Syrian), delegate of the Paris-based Arab Commission for Human Rights.
 
Abd Al-Rahim Ghammaza (Syrian), delegate of the Paris-based Arab Commission for Human Rights.
 
Khurrum Wahid (USA), a remarkable lawyer and the previous legal advisor of the board of directors of the American Egyptian relations council.
 
Nurah-Rosalie P. Jeter Amat’ullah, the executive director of the Muslim Women’s Institute for Research and Development (MWIRD).
 
Gamila Sadek (Syrian), delegate of the Paris-based Arab Commission for Human Rights.
 
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*William Ramsey Clark (born December 18, 1927) is a lawyer and activist. He worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, which included service as the 66th United States Attorney General under President Lyndon B. Johnson. He has been known for his continuing advocacy on behalf of civil and human rights political causes. He was a recipient of the Gandhi Peace Award.

Clark was born in Dallas, Texas, to Tom C. Clark, who was also a United States Attorney General and a justice of the Supreme Court.

Clark served in the Department of Justice as the Assistant Attorney General of the Lands Division from 1961 to 1965, and as Deputy Attorney General from 1965 to 1967.
On March 2, 1967, President Johnson appointed him to be Attorney General of the United States.

Clark served as Attorney General until Johnson’s term as President ended on January 20, 1969.


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