Mohamed Saad El-Katatny, the secretary-general of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, has released a statement calling the trial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Alaa and Gamal and the former minister of interior Habib El Adly and other former officials a "unique event in the history of Egypt's political life and a new victory for the will of the people after the January 25 revolution, which made the trials of these people a top priority in its demands.`"
El-Katatny also said that the presence of these kind of people inside of the defendant's cage, under the gaze of millions of people across television screens, has made Egyptian people feel safe and secure that justice will be served and that no criminal will get away with their crime, no matter who they are.
El-Katatny added that what happened today has built strong bridges of trust between the people and the ruling authority in Egypt during this time, and this trust needs to be enforced as it will become the gate from which a new stage can begin towards building a new society and development in all fields.
Today's trial, added El-Katatny, is an important step towards trying all those responsible for the deaths of protesters during the revolution and that it is vital that they are not permitted to get away with other crimes such as the rigging of elections and destroying Egypt's political and economic life over the past few decades. These crimes, the Brotherhood member concluded, have no less weight than murder and the misappropriation of public funds.