Muslim Brotherhood Condemned Political-Motivated Rulings against Its Leaders

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has condemned upholding the verdicts issued against its Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and the group leaders, according to Anadolu Agency.

The rulings are final and cannot be appealed.

The Court of Cassation, Egypt’s highest court, has recently approved the life sentence (25 years) against the Supreme Guide and other 36 co-defendants in a case known by “blocking Qalyub road”.

This is considered the second ruling issued against the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood from the court of cassation in one week.

Moreover, the same court upheld the (20 years) sentence issued against Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president and high-rank leaders in the case known publicly by ” El-Ettehadiya case”.

In a statement released by the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan Saleh, one of the group’s spokesperson, said, ” The ruling issued yesterday against Badie and other leaders of the group included explicit illegal flaws despite the prosecution recommendation to accept the appeal.”

At an earlier time yesterday, the appeal court recommended accepting the appeal submitted in the ” block of Qalyub road” case.

The group added in its statement;” We believe that these ridiculous political rulings are worthless and won’t weaken the revolution power and the free people spirit.”

For his part, Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud the head of the defense group of Mohamed Morsi and the group leaders said,” the defense group has used up all the legal means in the two cases and that the rulings are final and can’t be appealed.”

He also pointed that,” the plea to reconsider the ruling by the court of cassation requires the emergence of new evidence which isn’t found in El- Ettehadiya and Qalyub cases.”

On July 5 2014, Shoubra criminal court issued death sentences against 10 Muslim Brotherhood leaders and other 37 defendants among them was the Supreme Guide in the case known publicly by the “blocking of Qalyub road.”

The prosecution accused the defendants of ” inciting violence and the blocking of the agriculture highway road at Qalyub city where two police officers were dead and 35 others were injured during gunfire confrontations in July 2013″, according to the accusation list denied by the defendants.

Since the military coup that ousted Morsi on July 3 2013, the Egyptian authorities accuse the Muslim Brotherhood and their members of inciting violence and terrorism before the government issued a decree which named the group as a terrorist organization in December 2013.

On the other hand, the Muslim Brotherhood group denies the accusation raised against the coup and ensures that it seeks peaceful means in its protest against the military coup against Morsi who spent one year only from his presidency duration.