Saturday, December 1, 2012

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood alleged to be rounding up troublemakers and handing them over to police

Of course the MB denies this, but The Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) says otherwise, and claim to have helped 26 people get out of jail.  If true, it is just another example of the glorious Arab Spring turning dark and grey due to the now prominent Islamic Winter.

From Daily News Egypt November 26

Claims Muslim Brotherhood are rounding up activists

The Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) has claimed that members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) are rounding up people and handing them over to the security forces. It is alleged that they are targeting people they believe to have been involved in attacking Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) headquarters.

Malek Adly, a lawyer for ECESR said, “the MB are making lists and taking people from the street.” He reported that MB members have been moving in large groups and forcibly taking people to the central security forces, who transfer them to the police to be arrested.

Adly said “the people who are picked up are charged with attacking MB members, the police or the FJP buildings.” He added, “the ECESR have sent legal assistance to help these people and we have been successful in securing their release.”

Mahmoud Ghozlan, a spokesperson for the MB denied these reports and said “I can’t imagine they would carry out the task of the police. The most they could do is tell the police their names.” He added, “people lie and accuse the MB of things a lot.”

Waleed El Haddad, a spokesperson for the FJP said, “these reports are just rumours. We would not take people to the police; we would report it to the police and let them deal with it.”

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