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MB Statement on the Death Sentences Issued Against General Guide Dr. Badie and 7 Others

MB Statement on the Death Sentences Issued Against General Guide Dr. Badie and 7 Others

The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) condemns the unfair sentence issued on Monday, 22 May 2023, by the Cairo Criminal Court against eight MB and Islamic Group leaders in Case No. 72 of 2021, known in the media as the “Manassa Events”, which confirms the Egyptian regime’s continued implementation of the strategy of killing under the guise of law, within the framework of its desperate attempts to eradicate its opponents.

The court handed death sentences to the MB General Guide Dr. Mohamed Badie, a former minister in late president Mohamed Morsi’s government, members of parliament, and Muslim scholars. 

The MB views such verdicts as acts of killing under the guise of law, given the fact that trials lack the most basic standards of justice, integrity, and commitment to litigation procedures guaranteed by law.

The Brotherhood also stresses that this sentence is a political decision par excellence, aimed at physically liquidating political opponents outside the law. In fact, this behavior by the government actually started in 2013 with the killing of peaceful demonstrators who were backing the democratically elected president, in horrific events such as those that took place at: the Republican Guard Club, the Manassa Memorial, the Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, and others; where the most heinous and unforgettable massacres in Egypt’s history took place against political opponents.

Therefore, the Muslim Brotherhood calls on everyone, including states, governments, and national and popular forces, to intervene to stop these unfair trials, and to work for the release of all political detainees in Egyptian prisons.

Dr. Salah Abdel Haq

Acting Muslim Brotherhood General Guide

(Monday, 2 Dhul Qi'dah 1444 AH / 22 May 2023)