Katatni Says Regime Weakened, Vows Probe Into Police Brutality

Dr. Mohamed Saad Al Katatni, head of the Muslim Brotherhood parliamentary bloc, in a statement to Ikhwanweb, harshly criticized the Egyptian government for its handling of the judges’ crisis and the accompanied demonstrations. He said that “the police aggressions against civilians during the demonstrations have exceeded all limits” and called these practices an “indication that the Egyptian regime is weakening and growing more isolated from the people”

Al Katatni vowed to call for an investigation by the parliament into the events that led to the excessive use of force by the state security police during peaceful demonstrations. He also criticized Dr. Fathi Soror, Parliament Speaker, for rejecting numerous requests by Muslim Brotherhood MP for hearings into similar violent events that took place during the May 11 demonstrations. Al Katatni also denounced the Minister of Interior for his refusal to appear before the National Security Committee at the parliament to testify for his ministery primary responsibility for the state of unrest the country is witnessing.