Egypt Politicians, Ministers Send Open Letter to United Nations
Egypt Politicians, Ministers Send Open Letter to United Nations
Thursday, September 25,2014 11:45

To heads and delegations of states and governments member of the United Nations' General Assembly meeting in its 69th regular session…


The signatories to this letter are a group of leaders and symbols of Egyptian political organizations and parties, elected parliamentarians, public figures, ministers and governors in the last legitimate elected government overthrown by the July 3, 2013 military coup d'état that killed Egypt's nascent democracy which was one of the gains of the Egyptian people's January 25, 2011 Revolution.

Today, the United Nations receives Al-Sisi, the coup leader and commander of the oppressive military regime which seized power by force of arms in Egypt, and committed many massacres that claimed the lives of more than five thousand peaceful Egyptian anti-coup protesters.

The United Nations receives the military coup commander as he crushes the people who seek to restore the democracy he trampled by military tanks, the people who refuse to kneel before the military machine and the rule of tanks that still occupy public squares to prevent people from expressing their will.

The coup commander is welcomed by the UN as he uses brutal repression and fabrication of lawsuits against political leaders, activists and young revolutionaries, student movement leaders and anti-coup women's groups, until he filled prisons to overflowing.

Under the coup commander, legislation has gown berserk, laws are passed in complete violation of the most basic internationally recognized rights, human rights have collapsed completely in Egypt, and so has the justice system, with special courts set up to hold sessions at police stations to try those who protest the coup, and death sentences issued wholesale in unprecedented vindictive judicial atrocities the like of which has never been witnessed anywhere in the modern world ever before.

This coup commander is welcomed at the United Nations while international human rights organizations demand an independent international commission be set up to investigate serious violations of human rights in Egypt under his rule.

Today, the commander of the military coup stands before you, having usurped the title of President of the Republic of Egypt with illegitimate fraudulent elections at the end of a long path of treachery, conspiracy and intrigue. He stands before you and speaks on behalf of Egypt, with his hands smeared with the blood of innocent Egyptians, and talks about terrorism, of which he is one of the staunchest sponsors after he laid the foundations of state terrorism in order to entrench the junta and impose the coup as a fait accompli.

Here, we stress the following points:

1. We do not recognize the coup leader as the legitimate president of Egypt because Egypt has an elected President who still enjoys legitimacy even if he is held hostage.

2. We denounce the United Nations' welcome for the murderous military coup leader who seized power by force of arms. In fact, the credibility of the United Nations is at stake here. The UN is thus promoting military coups and double-standard policies, which is certainly a threat to global peace and security.

3. The issue with the coup commander is not a political dispute, but simple non-recognition of the legitimacy of his rule – legitimacy which he supposedly gained by sheer force.

4. We condemn terrorism in all its forms, starting with that of the military junta led by Al-Sisi, who tried to create an artificial state of terrorism in Egypt in order to impose the coup that trampled legitimacy and to justify political repression.

5. We stress that the patriotic Egyptian people will continue their peaceful Revolution, and will not back down until they restore the democratic process as the basis for peaceful transfer of power, until they achieve the objectives of the January 25, 2011 Revolution, and until the army gets back to its sacred duty of protecting the homeland's borders.

Signatories

Political parties, organizations and bodies:

The Anti-Coup Pro-Legitimacy National Alliance

The Egyptian Revolutionary Council

The founders of the Brussels Declaration

Heads of political parties:

Dr. Ayman Nour (Ghadd Althawra Party Chairman)

Dr. Tarek Al-Zomar (Construction and Development Party Chairman)

Ihab Shiha (Asala Party Chairman)

Ministers:

Dr. Mohamed Mahsoub

Dr. Salah Abdel-Maksoud

Dr. Amr Darrag

Dr. Yehya Hamid

(The Ministers Bassem Ouda and Osama Yassin are held hostage in junta prisons.)

Governors:

Osama Suleiman (Beheira Governor)

Gaber Abdel-Salam (Fayoum Governor)

Dr. Mustafa Murad (Deputy Governor of Cairo)

Parliamentarians:

Ashraf Badr Al-Din

Amir Bassam

Ibrahim Haggag

Tamer Makki

Dr. Tharwat Nafie

Dr. Mohamed Gamal Heshmat

Hatem Azzam

Dr. Fahmi Reda

Abdel-Khaliq Mohamed Abdel-Khaliq

Abdel-Ghaffar Salehin

Dr. AbdulMawgoud Dardery

Attia Adlan

Mohamed Al-Fiqi

(Hundreds of MPs are detained in coup prisons.)

Political and public figures and Academics:

Dr. Gamal Abdel-Sattar

Adel Rashid

Amr Adel (member of Wasat Party's High Council)

Dr. Mostafa Altalibi

Dr. Mohamed Sharaf

Mohamed El-Koddosi

Dr. Mohamed Saghir

Amr Abdel-Hadi

Sami Kamal El-Din
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