MB Military Trial’s Ragaae Atiya Calls It Quits
MB Military Trial’s Ragaae Atiya Calls It Quits
Sunday, December 23,2007 16:43
By Mohamed Ismail

In a dramatic fallout of the military tribunal against forty Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders, famous lawyer Ragaae Atiya declared on Sunday Dec, 23rd, 2007, withdrawing from the defence team of the MB leaders.


Ragaae Atiya, who ran for the post of Egyptian Bar Association chief- did so protesting at the unjust decisions issued by the court against the defendants. The court added more charges of running assets of the Muslim Brotherhood group against Khairat Al-Shater and Hassan Malek without taking the required administrative and legal procedures for such a charge.

"What is happening is a flagrant violation to the Egyptian law. These measures are in contravention to all civil and human rights guaranteed by the Egyptian constitution for those standing trial before both civil and military justice", said Ragaae Atiya in a statement to Ikhwanweb .

In the same context, Khairat Al-Shater, the second deputy chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood, demanded skipping the remaining sessions protesting at the way with which the case is handled. He said the measures taken in the case are breaking all laws.