Statement From The Freedom and Justice Party on “Maspero” Events

News article, posted 10.18.2011, from Egypt, in:
Author: 
Dr. Muhammad Sa’ad Katatni
Language: 
Arabic
Statement From The Freedom and Justice Party on “Maspero” Events

The Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, issued a statement on their website about the recent violent clashes between the military and Coptic demonstrators. The statement emphasized that people have the right to have peaceful protests and not to endanger the safety of the citizens and the state government institutions.

The party took similar position to the Muslim Brotherhood by not criticizing the army, but they did condemn the way protesters held their demonstrations. These types of events, they stated, could stall progress toward building a state of laws and institutions.