Last Update 21:16
NSF blames President Morsi for Tahrir sexual assaults, police violence
Opposition National Salvation Front (NSF) demands president, government and interior minister be held accountable for recent violence against peaceful protesters
Ahram Online , Sunday 3 Feb 2013
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1571
NSF
National Salvation front (Photo: Ahram)

The opposition National Salvation Front (NSF) has condemned a recent spate of violent attacks on peaceful protesters.

In a statement on Sunday, the front claimed organised violence, including sexual attacks using knives on female protesters, was designed to prevent people expressing their views.

President Mohamed Morsi, his government and the interior minister are responsible for the violence and torture, the front said. They have failed to protect peaceful protesters from attacks by militias and thugs, such as those carried out against women in Tahrir Square.

"These organised mob sexual assaults cannot be separated from the oppressive tactics [of the security forces] and the use of torture and intimidation against revolutionaries," read the statement.

Such tactics would not stop women from participating in Egypt's political life, it added.

Dozens of mob sexual assaults have taken place around Tahrir Square during recent protests. Many argue the attacks are systematic and organised.

On Saturday, the front issued a statement condemning police brutality and rejecting the accusation that the opposition is to blame for the escalating violence.

"The Egyptian people and the whole world witnessed the violence around the presidential palace [on Friday]. It coincided with successive statements by the Muslim Brotherhood's leaders accusing the Egyptian people, the peaceful revolutionary forces, and the National Salvation Front of inciting violence," read the statement.

"Those statements revealed aggressive intentions toward the people and the opposition. This was confirmed by the violence [on Friday] and the unjustified use of brutal violence [by the police] … The brutal stripping and dragging along the ground of an unarmed man is an inhuman act [by the police] that involves unacceptable humiliation and is no less horrible than the assassination of his fellow martyrs," it added.

The NSF confirmed it would not engage in a dialogue with the president until the "blood baths" have stopped and those responsible are put on trial.

It further demanded an impartial judicial investigation into the killing, torture, and detention without trial of protesters, and "a fair trial for all those responsible, starting with the president, the interior minister and all his partners in those crimes."

The NSF called on Egyptians to demonstrate peacefully to demand their rights and "in defence of Egyptian dignity."





Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 4000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
5



Rahman
04-02-2013 03:11pm
0-
5+
Endless Blaming Game
Salvation Front are good for nothing, blaming the goverment for anything wrong in the country.Did they ever ask them self what constructive role are they playing except protesting every other days leading to anarchy.Why can't they focus to provide alternative government by campaigning for the next coming election.They should organise themself as a mature alternative for the people.Other people through the world are laughing at these comical oppositions which has no direction to promote mature democracy.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
4



Abdur Razzaque
04-02-2013 12:00pm
1-
7+
The NSF and their reactionary activities
The NSF and their leaders along with all the reactionaries forces within the govt.does not care about the stability of the country. The only thing they know how to topple the elected popular govt. and put themselves in power. The media is also walking other way and directly or,indirectly encouraging and helping the reactionaries against the Morsi govt. The only art and tactics they are applying to topple the govt. and to chain up the great peoples once again to welcome their narrow interests.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
3



Ramez Wadie
04-02-2013 07:13am
0-
2+
The Wise NSF
Who is responsible for the "blood baths" isn't it NFS who maliciously urges the people to demonstrate peacefully by crossing the red lines swearing and throwing rocks to the police, throwing molotov, burning buildings, cars and destroying private and public properties. Peaceful demonstrations!!? The real people behind the Egyptian revolution are no longer there; those were the real civilized Egyptian; absolute politeness and very peaceful. The people you see in the streets these days are not considered by all means civilized people. Does NFS have any sense that by refusing to engage in any dialogue, are driving Egypt to the verge to collapse? The fact is they only seek to grab the power whatever the price is; who cares. They are as unwise as the MB who were aiming to get control of everything and neglecting the immediate needs of people (specially the poor) who voted for them. Morsi was democratically elected but he was chosen as the best of the worst. This was due to the selfishness
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
2



Khalid
03-02-2013 08:40pm
2-
8+
Egyptian are not stupid
Please stop joking and treating Egyptians as stupid or ignorant.Egyptain and whole world watching you people and your "peacful" protest for last more than 02 months.Peaceful protesters never carry fire arms,molotovs,guns,sticks and rocks.Peacful protesters never burn and destroy & burn public & private property and distrub the traffice,block the roads and train.You are taking revenge from the people because they rejected you in ballots and you guys and media know very well people will reject you again.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
1



Jimmy
03-02-2013 08:19pm
2-
9+
mix composition
NSF has allied themselves with the flulol and thugs, in order to show that they have sizable support. the violence and rape are products of their hate and indecency. Blaming Morsi for their shameful behavior, instead of their faimly that have fa iled them
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment

© 2010 Ahram Online. Advertising