Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   2 comments
OpEdNews Op Eds

Ministry claims provocation by thugs.

By Ahram Online  Posted by Mahdi Haile (about the submitter)     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Funny 1   Interesting 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com


According to Alahram news website Egypt's Islamist-affiliated information minister says he holds evidence proving an opposition 'conspiracy' to overthrow President Morsi. Egypt's minister of information and member of the Muslim Brotherhood Salah Abdel-Maqsoud told state-run newspaper Al-Ahram that he holds documents and other evidence confiscated from "tens of thugs" who he claims are affiliated with opposition forces, detained during protests in front of the presidential palace, that prove there is a conspiracy at work to unseat President Mohamed Morsi.

"The evidence I hold confirms that Egypt is being subject to a vicious conspiracy by some political forces, the extent of which has reached the incitement of protesters to raid the presidential palace and wreak havoc in order to sabotage all measures the president has taken towards achieving stability," he said.

At least six protesters died in clashes between opponents and supporters of President Morsi Wednesday. Supporters of Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood, marched on the palace and attacked a sit-in staged by dozens of opponents left over from a mass rally Tuesday at the palace.

Protesters are against the draft constitution Morsi accepted last Saturday and his constitutional declaration of 22 November in which he granted himself immunity from judicial challenge, also shieldling the Islamist-led Shura Council (the upper house of parliament) and the constitution-drafting Constituent Assembly.

President Morsi said during a speech to the nation Thursday night that "investigations and confessions have shown that some of those arrested have connections to political forces. Other armed assailants were paid."

The public prosecution ordered Friday the release of 139 anti-Morsi protesters who had been arrested in Wednesday's clashes.

Abdel-Maqsoud did not say in his statement whether he intends to present the evidence he says he holds to prosecutors.

"The [opposition's] excuse of opposing the constitution is only a cover-up to their target of overthrowing the president. I can confirm that before they withdrew at the last minute, [non-Islamist] members of the Constituent Assembly agreed to 95 per cent of the constitution articles and they all signed to that," Abdel-Maqsoud continued.

Amid ongoing rival protests since the issuance of the 22 November constitutional declaration, President Morsi has called for a national referendum on the constitution 15 December.

President Morsi called on opposition forces to enter talks Saturday, but the latter's most prominent umbrella group -- the National Salvation Front -- has refused negotiations, holding out on its demands that the president cancel the constitutional declaration, call off the referendum and open the draft constitution to fresh deliberations.


 

- Advertisement -

Funny 1   Interesting 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact EditorContact Editor
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Enough Is Enough! No More Looting of Somalia's Oil!

Milwaukee Taxi Cab suppression is called a horrific move

Government must deal with the issue of NGOS foreign companies in Somalia

President Hassan Shikh Mohamud pledged a "new Era" for Somalia

Abdirahman (Sharaf) : Somalia lacks good leadership

Somalis: Let's Restore Somalia