MB leader: Morsi’s ouster was a military coup

MB leader: Morsi’s ouster was a military coup
Sat Jul 6, 2013 14:51:21

A Muslim Brotherhood’s leader says ouster of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was a military coup that brought down the first democratically elected government of the country.

Ahmed Abu Baraka, leader of the Freedom and Justice Party of Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing told al-Alam on Saturday that Egypt’s 2011 revolution was meant to form a democratic government through preserving freedom and peaceful transition of power.

“But the first elected government and the first elected parliament were dissolved with a coup; Satellites were down and the constitution which was ratified with a referendum was suspended,” he said.

On Wednesday, Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Morsi, who took office in June 2012, and dissolved the country's constitution in a move aimed at resolving the country’s political crisis.

Abu Baraka blamed former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s affiliates for the crisis that led to massive anti-Morsi protests.

“Since Mr. Morsi came into power, those who had remained from Mubarak’s government were after a military coup by enticing all kinds of crises,” he said.

At least thirty people have been killed and over 300 injured across Egypt in clashes between opponents and supporters of Morsi and in clashes between pro-Morsi protesters and security forces.

The Egyptians launched the revolution against their former pro-Israeli regime on January 25, 2011, which eventually brought an end to the 30-year dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak on February 11, 2011.

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