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Egypt’s Morsi says will ‘bring criminals to justice’

Egypt President Mohamed Morsi vows to punish the culprits after clashes leave at least seven dead on Friday

Ahram Online, Saturday 26 Jan 2013
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Mohamed Morsi
Egypt president Mohamed Morsi (photo: Reuters)

Egypt President Mohamed Morsi pledged to capture rioters after nationwide clashes left at least seven dead on Friday, which marked the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution.

In a brief message posted on social networking websites, Facebook and Twitter, Morsi vowed to restore order in a country that is deeply divided and suffering political turmoil.

“I’m offering my condolences to all Egyptians, the martyrs in Suez and the policemen who were the victims of ugly violence,” he said on his Twitter account and Facebook page.

“Egypt's [security] apparatuses will chase the criminals and bring them to justice. They are also doing their best to protect and secure the peaceful demonstrations.”

Clashes erupted in several governorates between opponents of Morsi and riot police, which left at least seven dead in Suez and more than 400 injured.

Protesters are angry over what they perceive as Morsi’s failure to deliver on his promises during his first six months in office amid deep economic and political problems.

“I call on all citizens to hold onto the noble principles of the Egyptian revolution to peacefully and freely express their views. I also call on them to reject any violence,” he added.

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27-01-2013 01:05am
Firm Action on Anarchist, leader and sponsor of terrorism
Those persons including the leaders who always hide behind the curtain, who commit arson, looting, damage to property and attacking people during demos must face the same law as other criminals.The leader and financier must be brought to justice for sabatoge the security and economy of Egypt. The rights of the innocent citizens cannot be allowed to be trampled with even for political objectives. Otherwise anarchy takes precedent and the country becomes chaos. President Morsi must take firm action.Immediate decree must be passed for law on money laundering and terrorism to content economic sabtoge and financier of terrorism. Other has passed such law to content money launder and terrorism. It is indeed a very difficult task but it must be done to save the economy and security of the country. Time will prove the president will be is right to save this anarchy. Insha Allah the silence majority will support you.
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26-01-2013 07:04am
Noble principles fall on deaf ears
NSF and its armed wing "black bloc" have no sense of noble principles. Morsi needs to be tough on the remnant of the corrupted regime. The revolution will not be completed until the "deep state" and its agents brought into justice.
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Kariman Sayad, Helwan
26-01-2013 03:03am
Misguide Ekhwan
The deviated from Sheikh Hassan El-Bannah of social justice and sprituality of merciful Islam. Your greed for pwoer and lust for wealth have ruined the country. We are worse now than before.
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Yaseen Eldeep
26-01-2013 03:01am
I like Shareha Law
As Ekhwany, I ask you to cut the tongues of our media reporters(especailly AO) and poke the eyes of farmers & labors, and cut the hands of bankers. Modernity, Liberty and Justice will prevail Insallah.
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26-01-2013 08:29pm
What a sick comment... Cutting tongues, poking eyes (especially of farmers and workers who keep this country up with hard work) and cutting hands? And then talking about MODERNITY??? All those things mentioned belong to an utmost barbaric and backwarded culture and have absolutely nothing to do with modernity. Thanks God today we have other forms of punishment, at least in a civilized society. As Ikhwan or non-Ikhwan, you should feel ashamed...

Freedom Fighter, ALaddin
26-01-2013 02:38am
What Criminals?
Who hijacked Islam, Lied to people?, Frained our tresuries?, stole our liberty and revolution?; made egyptians poorer by20%+?:; misguded people about their secret agenda? Hijacked Islam? tahya Misr!
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28-01-2013 01:07am
Re: What Criminals?
Same criminals that work as foreign agents to impede the ability of current egyptian government to function correctly and restore what the previous regime ruined. Do you really think that a western powered and supported government will give you freedoms? If so then you should've kept Mubarak.

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