Bosnian ambassador in Egypt summoned over Rabaa sign

Ahram Online , Tuesday 4 Feb 2014

A prominent Bosnian politician raised the pro-Morsi Rabaa sign in a meeting with a Muslim Brotherhood delegation in Sarajevo on Monday

Bakir Izetbegovic
Bakir Izetbegovic, The Muslim chairman of Bosnia's tripartite presidency (Photo: Reuters)

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Bosnian chargé d'affaires in Cairo early Tuesday to explain why a prominent Bosnian politician made a gesture solidarity with the Rabaa El-Adaweya sit-in that was dispersed in August.

On Monday, Bakir Izetbegovic received in his office in Sarajevo a delegation of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. A photo was taken in his office him doing the four-fingered Rabaa sign along the members of the delegation.

Ambassador Badr Abdel Atti, the official Foreign Ministry spokesperson said in a press conference on Tuesday that the Bosnian chargé d'affaires in Cairo was handed an official objection memo from Egypt.

The Rabaa sign has been widely used by supporters of the Brotherhood since police forcibly disbanded a protest camp supporting ousted president Mohamed Morsi, killing several hundreds of people and sparking widespread unrest.

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