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Kin of slain Brotherhood loyalists demand 'real perpetrators' put on trial not Morsi

Families of Brotherhood victims say former interior minister and National Salvation Front members are the ones to be held accountable for the December 2012 violence at the presidential palace

Ahram Online, Monday 4 Nov 2013
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Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi protesting against his trial in front of the supreme constitutional court in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 (Photo:AP)
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Families of Muslim Brotherhood loyalists killed during the Ittihadiya Presidential Palace clashes, for which ousted president Mohamed Morsi is facing trial, have released a statement Monday through the ‘Families of the Ittihadiya Martyrs’ Alliance’ demanding the “real perpetrators” are brought to justice.

According to the statement, which was published on the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party website, family members of slain Brotherhood loyalist Mohamed Ibrahim filed a complaint against former interior minister Ahmed Gamal Eddin, National Salvation Front (NSF) members Hamdeen Sabbahi and Amr Moussa, as well as media anchor Wael El-Ebrashy, holding them, and not Morsi, responsible for the December 2012 clashes at the presidential palace. 

Morsi, who was ousted on 3 July after mass nationwide protests against his one-year rule, is set to stand trial on Monday, along with 14 other senior Islamists and Muslim Brotherhood figures, on charges of inciting violence. At least 10 died in the clashes which broke out after pro-Morsi protesters attacked a sit-in held by opponents of a presidential decree which had granted the Islamist leader expanded powers.

The Brotherhood argued that Morsi supporters were prompted to protect the presidential palace against opponents when the Interior Ministry refused to intervene, shifting the blame for the violence on the then opposition umbrella NSF.

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Winston
04-11-2013 02:47pm
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Can't we just have peace, but then again we can't have peace as long as there are whabbis.
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