• April 5, 2006
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Statement by MB Parliamentary Bloc on Latest Arrests

Statement by MB  Parliamentary Bloc on Latest Arrests

The Parliamentary Bloc of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) denounces the insistence of the security apparatus on terrorizing innocent people and on using the emergency law against honest Egyptian citizens, through its campaign of raids and detentions against Muslim Brothers in the governorates of Cairo, Alexandria, Daqahliya and lastly Minya.

At a time when the Zionist-U.S. scheme is intensifying and its grip is getting tighter, threatening the potentialities of Egypt and the Arab/Islamic world, the Egyptian regime is treating Zionists and Americans with all tolerance and cordiality while treats its own people with tyranny, terrorization and detentions.

The MB parliamentary bloc denounces the regime’s despotic and repressive measures from which honest citizens suffer when their houses are violently stormed, their families are terrorized, their property is confiscated and their neighbors are threatened. This happens at a time when, under the detestable alliance between power and corruption, the lords of corruption and the murderers are enjoying security, impunity and immunity and flee the country to overseas.

The MB parliamentary bloc at the People’s Assembly (Egypt’s parliament) stresses that those repressive police practices lead to no stability, security or socio-economic development. They only mean that those who control the regime have not understood the ongoing social and political changes at home and abroad and that the said backward repressive practices have become outdated.

Consequently, members of the MB bloc demand, (a) the prompt release of those detained recently as well as all detainees from all political trends, (b) Putting an end to the state of emergency, (c) restoring confidence between the people and the security apparatus, (d) spreading the spirit of true affiliation to the country, (e) reinforcing the rights associated with citizenship, and (f) pooling together all energies of the nation to confront the impending dangers. “And God is predominant over His affair, but most of the people do not know” (Holy Qur’an, Yusuf: 21).

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saad al-Katatny

Chairman of the Parliamentary Bloc of Muslim Brothers