Ghozlan: Egyptian Regime Cannot Compete With MB in Transparent Elections
|Sunday, April 6,2008 11:06|
|By Nadine Abdullah|
The number of Muslim Brotherhood’s members and activists who have been arrested in the run up for the municipal elections has exceeded 900, according to the Muslim Brotherhood statistics.
Dr. Mahmoud Ghozlan, member of the MB Executive Bureau, reacted to the mounting number of arrests among MB activists by stating that the Egyptian regime is terrified from competing against the Muslim Brotherhood in any transparent elections, especially after the significant gains by the MB in the 2005 Parliamentary elections.
"The regime realized the MB’s political weight and its popularity, therefore, it resorts to undemocratic and oppressive measures to prevent MB cadidates from running in any elections or fix the results if the MB was able to run"
Ghozlan noted that campaign against the MB is taking a wider scale following the 2005 parliamentary elections by not only resricting the freedoms and consitutional rights of its members but also targeting businesses and economic structures on the assumption that they are affiliated with the MB or provide aid to its activisties
" In Monufya Goveronate alone, more than 250 businesses have been shut down for allegedly beloging to the MB or financing its activities" he complained.