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Muslim Brotherhood Says Without Justice Violence Will Continue

Muslim Brotherhood Says Without Justice Violence Will Continue

A view shows burnt cars at the site of a car bomb attacked the convoy of Egyptian public prosecutor Hisham Barakat near his house at Heliopolis district in Cairo, June 29, 2015.  REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
A view shows burnt cars at the site of a car bomb attacked the convoy of Egyptian public prosecutor Hisham Barakat near his house at Heliopolis district in Cairo, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

The banned Muslim Brotherhood said on Monday it rejected killing, adding that justice must ensue for violence to end, hours after Egypt’s top prosecutor was assassinated on his way to work in Cairo.

“There is no way to stop the bloodshed except with breaking the military coup and enabling the revolution,” the Brotherhood said in its statement.

Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat succumbed to wounds sustained in an attack on his motorcade earlier on Monday. The attack left nine others injured.

The Brotherhood accused Barakat of “legalising … violence and killing” and of “facilitating acts of killing, arrest, slow death at prisons, torture, long-term arbitrary arrest, abduction and forced disappearance.”

The attack on the top prosecutor comes one day before the two-year anniversary of the passing of the June 30 protests, which were followed by the military ouster of then-president Mohamed Mursi.

Barakat was appointed as Egypt’s prosecutor general in July 2013, shortly after Mursi’s ouster. He replaced Talaat Abdallah, whose appointment as top prosecutor by Mursi in November 2012 prompted nationwide protests.

The prosecutor general’s targeting on Monday comes shortly after a video was released through a twitter account affiliated with Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, purporting to show the killing of judges in an incident in May.

The video starts with footage from inside courts, accusing judges of “acquitting the criminals.”

Egypt listed the Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation in December 2013 and insists it is behind the wave of militancy which has targeted security personnel since July 2013. The Brotherhood continuously denies the accusations.

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  • M.Omran

    Here we go.Another blackmailing statement. Enough said.

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  • Minymina

    Hahahahaha, where are all the pussys taht were criticizing the government not to long ago? Where all all the libtards crying about human rights? This is what happens when you show terrorists mercy and give them a chance to breath. These animals need to be slaughtered until they are no more.

    • m.salah

      i agree with you about slaughtering them all but can you provide only one way to do that without hurting any innocent civilians

      • Minymina

        Simple, anyone who goes out tomorrow in the name of “legitimacy” should receive a bullet as a gift.

        • flv

          that proves you are a fucking retarded motherfucking pig head.

          • Minymina

            No but that proves your a dumb motherf**king terrorist sympathiser.

        • M.Omran

          What size bullet,can you please be more specific?

          • Minymina

            The size that puts an end to terrorism.

      • M.Omran

        Collateral damage is acceptable in such a case.

    • Ahmad

      I agree. Fu€k this Human right $h1t. These animals are killing people and yet we are expected to uphold their human right. Fu€k them.

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