ANHRI condemns the assault on demonstrators “accountability” ANHRI calls the Muslim Brotherhood for an apology and accountability of those involved in the events
Cairo October 14, 2012
ANHRI expresses its strong dissatisfaction of the violence that took place in Tahrir Square on Friday due to the demonstrations on Friday “accountability”. The political powers called for it, which turned to war streets between demonstrators from the revolutionary powers, political and youth of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The political powers and parties had called about a month ago to rally in Tahrir Square to protest against the non-implementation of Dr. Mohamed Morsi promises in the first one hundered days and held him accountable of not taking the path to serve the objectives and principles of the Egyptian revolution. They chose Friday, October 12 days to protest under the title “accountability” and after the unfortunate and shameful ruling issued by Giza Criminal Court which acquitted all accused of killing protesters on 2 and 3 February in what is known media as”camel battle”. The MB decides to come down to protest in Tahrir Square to demand the resignation of Attorney General and the re-trial of the accused in this case.
Following the Friday prayers the protesters chanted political slogans opposing the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood and the President Mohamed Morsi which prompted the youth of the Muslim Brotherhood who were in the square to support Dr. Mohamed Morsi, assault the platform of the political forces in the square and the expulsion of small groups of the demonstrators against the ruling group off the field. They tried to prevent marches coming to Tahrir Square from entering by throwing stones at the entrances of the square, which made things evolve and change it into a street war between the two parties, resulting in hundreds of casualties among the demonstrators from both sides.
ANHRI expresses its strong disapproval of the Muslim Brotherhood youth attack on the opponents of the rule of President Mohamed Morsi and try to use violence to prevent their peaceful demonstration they called from a considerable period and try to impose their control on the ground to silence the opposition.
ANHRI called the Muslim Brotherhood leaders to apologize for the behavior of youth who were in the square and hold them accountable in addition to bring them to trial rather than justify these acts that shows the non-acceptance of the opposition and desire to repeat the experience of the dissolved National Democratic Party and impose its control on the Egyptian political life.
ANHIR said that “The demand of the dismissal of the Attorney General is a just requirement demanded by the revolutionary groups from a long time, but the use of this requirement by the group as an excuse to crack down on demonstrations been scheduled about a month ago is totally rejected and makes the Muslim Brotherhood bears the greatest responsibility for those events, not just getting in the square to cover up the demonstrations against it but also for failing to assume the political responsibility as an elected authority manages the affairs of the country today”.
ANHRI added that “should the Muslim Brotherhood be aware that they are now in power and they have the executive and legislative authorities. In addition to, they must bear the political responsibility and be honest with the Egyptian people which gave them the confidence in the in the parliamentary and presidential elections that followed the revolution and take concrete steps to support democracy, freedom and social justice, rather than go down to the square to demonstrate against itself in an attempt to assume to the public opinion that they do not have the political decision-making authority and therefore can not be held accountable. ”
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