FJP head calls on military council to end Cabinet clashes

Ahram Online , Friday 16 Dec 2011

Muslim Brotherhood political wing makes first statement on the violent crackdown of the Cabinet sit-in

Mohamed Morsi, head of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), tells Al Jazeera that he calls on the military council to work on stopping clashes in the Cabinet premises.

Morsi went on to say that: "Time is still on our side. Before it is too late I demand that a full enquiry be called with results announced immediately and those responsible be tried immediately."

As for the scenes being broadcast of men throwing rocks and glass at protesters from the roofs of government buildings, Morsi said they must come down immediately.

Referring to the parliamentary elections, he said: "There are those who want to tarnish our joy at the democratic scene, new parliament and successful elections we are seeing now."

The FJP emerged from the first round of the elections with 75 seats, representing 43 per cent of those contested. The second round closed Thursday night.


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