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Muslim Brotherhood Statement On Day of Shura Council Midterm Elections June, 11, 2007
Muslim Brotherhood Statement On Day of Shura Council Midterm Elections June, 11, 2007
After the respected Egyptian court ruling of overturning decisions of striking off candidates for using Islamic slogans to which we are sticking, confirming that we will continue our way towards reform, we have witnessed another setback in the political and electoral life. This was illustrated on the election day through several grave violations to law and constitution and the security’s repression of voters and denying neutral observers and independent media services access to the polling centres to supervise the voting farce held on June, 11, 2007.
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After the respected Egyptian court ruling of overturning decisions of striking off candidates for using Islamic slogans to which we are sticking, confirming that we will continue our way towards reform, we have witnessed another setback in the political and electoral life. This was illustrated on the election day through several grave violations to law and constitution and the security’s repression of voters and denying neutral observers and independent media services access to the polling centres to supervise the voting farce held on June, 11, 2007.
 
 
These elections have been held under clouded political and media atmospheres and amid the illegal tricks of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) leading to one single result: making the Egyptian citizens lose any trust in reforms or slogans previously promised by the current regime, and that the Egyptians lose their feeling of patriotism towards homeland due to being deprived of exercising their rights as citizenship, a result that may have a negative effect on all economic and social development.
 
The size of violations and crimes committed on the day of voting is unprecedented in the history of Egyptian elections. These violations included shutting voting centres, denying citizens access to ballot boxes, assaulting and beating voters and candidates, threatening and intimidating heads and members of the voting committees, hiring bullies to harass citizens, stuffing rigged ballot cards into ballot boxes for candidates of the ruling NDP candidates. These crimes were preceded by preventing Muslim Brotherhood candidates from campaigning and hanging posters or any other form of campaigning. All these crimes, already documented by some Human Rights Organizations and election watchdogs, prove that the results of these unprecedented rigged elections do not reflect the will of the Egyptian voters.
 
These elections were the first test of the defective and notorious constitutional amendments. These notorious constitutional amendments were not approved by the Egyptian people who boycotted them in a referendum whose turnout was only 3-5% of the registered voters.
 
 
What led to this full rigging of elections were preventing the judicial supervision over them, maintaining the state of emergency, and the control of the Interior Ministry over all the election process, sidelining the Higher Election Committee, all this amid a full absence of a serious political will towards reform. All these factors led to rigging the elections.
 
Insisting on carrying out its political rights and duties as citizens, the Muslim Brotherhood warns the ruling regime against maintaining this repressive dictatorial behaviour that turned the constituencies that included Muslim Brotherhood candidates into military barracks that besieged all citizens and prevented them from exercising their normal life.
 
 
We declare that we will continue serving this homeland, sacrificing everything for its progress and prosperity, and we will press for reaching a comprehensive reform in all fields, topped by the political reform, so as to elect parliaments that express the free will of the Egyptians and to make people’s voice heard in its constitutional institutions. all legal procedures are underway to challenge this election farce that defamed the reputation of Egypt and exposed the weak regime which can’t deal with the Egyptian people with credibility and transparency. There is a full documentation of all the violations committed in most constituencies, to be handed to all civil society institutions, NGOs and Human Rights Organizations inside and outside the country to expose the exercises of this regime that fights its people and undermine the structure of the country.
 
We confirm to our people and our nation that their efforts and  positiveness will bear fruits and the regime’s wrong policies will not continue for ever. We will continue our cooperation with people to end such injustice.
 
We also say to our brothers and the sisters: what you think of as bad nay be good. If this repressive regime tried to undermine your efforts, but is its repressive actions have been seen by all the world and people and they will be seen by your sons and grandsons and this regime will know that every dog has its day (Endure, outdo all others in endurance, be ready, and observe your duty to All) (So do not falter and cry out for peace when ye (will be) the uppermost, and Allah is with you, and He will not grudge (the reward of) your actions) (And Allah was predominant in His career, but most of mankind know not).


 
The Muslim Brotherhood
 Cairo on: 24 Jumada I 1428 Hijri
                11 June 2007

tags: Islamic Slogans / Political Life / Islamic Movements / Muslim Brotherhood / Elections / Freedom / Democracy
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