Brotherhood leader Gamal Heshmat detained with 15 others
|Saturday, September 26,2009 23:58|
Beheira: The arrest of moderate reformist and leader Dr Gamal Heshmat of the Muslim Brotherhood and 15 other leaders including the administrator of the Beheira office, Mohamed Sweidan in further crackdowns on Saturday.
The crackdown included the arrests of:
Mohamed Abul Saad
Khaled Hamza editor of Ikhwanweb asserted in a statement that "The ongoing crackdown and arrests of the Muslim Brotherhood's reformists and leaders serves only the extremists who are against any form of peaceful democracy. The radical measures adopted by the Egyptian regime with the continued arrests and crackdowns of peaceful and distinguished members of the movement will result in an outbreak by the younger generation who will follow and embrace the extremists' paths in a futile attempt to find a solution to the suppression and infringement of freedom of rights and speech. The continued silence of opposition movements and HR Organisations to the arrests and the oppression by the regime only demonstrates the ingenuine authenticity of their claims and objections where neutrality seems to be their only option."