• FJP News
  • February 28, 2008
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Al Erian: MB Military Adjourned on Municipal Elections, MB Party still Initial

Al Erian: MB Military Adjourned on Municipal Elections, MB Party still Initial

Essam El-Erian, a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group and chairman of its political section- said in an interview with Al-Jazeera English TV Channel that the military tribunal trying 40 MB leaders adjourned its Feb, 26 sentencing session to next March 25th for the coming municipal elections. He even expected that the military trial will be adjourned again till the municipal elections, scheduled to be held next April 8th, are wrapped up.

Al Erian pointed out that those referred to the military court are businessmen, not military elements, rejecting referring them to the military justice.

He also confirmed that the group will remain peaceful and will seek peaceful means for change and to fight injustice and corruption.

The political section chief said they are part of the Egyptian people who have been facing more repression, detention and tortures especially after introducing article 179 of the constitution related to the terrorism law that allows fighting any one opposing the policy of the Egyptian government and the National Democratic Party.

Regarding claims that the MB seeks rule and power, Dr. Al Erian confirmed that rule is not the MB"s target. The MB"s main target is reform. He added that it is currently impossible for any political group, party or movement to reach rule in Egypt.

Regarding the MB party program, he pointed out that the program is still in its initial paper and is still studied by MB members plus seeking advice of the Egyptian people in this regard. He added that the MB party program hasn"t reached its final stage yet. He also added that the program belongs to the group and it can"t be applied on all countries. He also invited any one who needs to discuss it to come and discuss any poit specially as MB leaders are on the no-fly list.

Al-Jazeera English TV Channel presented a report about the group, founded in 1928, and how it is widespread in all sections of the Egyptian society. The channel concluded its report with a question: Will the group, 80 years after its foundation, reach its political and social ambitions.