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Morsi trial a 'positive step', says Egyptian rights group

Trial of former president Mohamed Morsi shows rights violators won't escape justice, says Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights

Ahram Online, Monday 4 Nov 2013
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This image made from undated video posted on the website of the el-Watan newspaper on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 (Photo: AP)
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An Egyptian rights group has praised the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi as a positive step towards holding rights violators accountable.

"The trial of Morsi and his aides from the Muslim Brotherhood shows the revolution continues to pressure for those who commit injustice, wrongful imprisonment, torture and killing to be held accountable, just as it pressured the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to put Hosni Mubarak on trial during the first transitional period," the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights said in a statement on Monday.

Morsi and 14 other senior Islamists and Muslim Brotherhood figures are on trial for inciting violence and murder at clashes outside the Ittihadiya presidential palace in December 2012.

At least ten died and 600 were injured when pro-Morsi protesters attacked a sit-in held by opponents of a presidential decree which had granted the Islamist leader expanded powers.

Video footage circulated on social media showing Brotherhood supporters abducting, beating and abusing anti-Morsi demonstrators during the clashes.

The group, which is headed by labour lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali, announced that it had issued a report listing "all crimes committed by Mohamed Morsi during his rule."

It also said the State Commissioners Authority had recognised Jika (Gaber Salah) and Kristy (Mohamed Hussein), killed by police under Morsi, as 'martyrs'. The group had worked to earn such recognition for the two men.

Morsi, who was ousted by the army on 3 July amid mass protests against him, has reportedly announced that he will not recognise the authority of any court, claiming he remains the country's legal president.

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Tomas Solfaro
22-01-2014 12:21am
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Morsi trial patently unfair
Any human rights organization anywhere in the world hat is worth at least its weight in salt, would understand that the detention and trials of President Morsi are serious violations of international human rights law that Egypt has agreed to observe. Some of the violations include denying the President meetings with his family and lawyers, denying the President a public trial before a legal court, denying the President access to evidence. Since 20 November 2013 President Morsi has been disappeared by the military dictators ruling Egypt. The list is so long that it would appear that it is completely impossible to provide President Morsi a fair trail. The violations of his and other Egyptians human rights are so serious that all Egyptian officials connected with them are open to charges of crimes against humanity anywhere they travel in the world.
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Allen
05-11-2013 12:26am
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Send him to GUANTANAMO
Where no terrorist gets a trial, AND gets to put on a prizon garb.
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Abdu
04-11-2013 07:03pm
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REVOLUTION
What revolution are you referring to exactly? The COUNTER revolution where the coup gets away with murder...that one??
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Jenaid
04-11-2013 07:02pm
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HYPOCRITES
Is there any other word but this to describe this so called rights group when EVERY civil and human rights have been stomped on since the coup. Yet, do we hear anything from them!! HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES!
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markus
04-11-2013 05:54pm
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ridiculous!!
So Pres. Morsi is on trial for ordering the protection of the Pres. palace since the Police and secret service REFUSED..He did not order anyone to KILL ANYONE...MOST of those killed that day were of the MB...Yes The SISSY and his cohorts kill thousands and NO ONE CARES....
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Ahmad Gheitani
04-11-2013 03:10pm
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Who is gonna try Ssisi for the thousands kille at Rabaa and elsewhere?
He is being tried for the death of 8 people by the thugs of the Interior Ministry. Who is gonna try Sisi and Cohorts for the genocidal massacres at Rabaa which killed thousands?
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Khalid
04-11-2013 02:09pm
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Justice for All
Who will bring to justice the killer of more than 2000 eyptians after the CC coup on 3rd July...? Does justice is only for liberal & seculars...? or Thos who killed by thugs under during Morsy tenure and after 3rd July were not human beings...? If Morsy can be tried for killing of 4 protesters why not Mansoor & CC for killing of 2000 protesters..?
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Ali ibrahim
21-01-2014 02:16pm
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Well said, Khalid.
You are my man. I'm with your opinion 100%.
Ahamed
04-11-2013 10:02pm
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Thought for hour
well-said khalid
Ahamed
04-11-2013 10:02pm
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Thought for hour
well-said khalid
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