The Muslim Brotherhood’s Statement
|Wednesday, December 14,2005 00:00|
|By Ikhwan web|
In The Name of Allah The Most Beneficent the Most Merciful
On the Occasion of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights Day
With the advent of the modern nation-state in our Arab countries , the political activists, the intellectuals, the opinion holders , and the opposition forces-not to mention usual criminals- have been subjected to all kinds of horrendous and ugly methods of torture. Only few days ago, we all saw how the Egyptian State Security Police treated the detainees in Al Giza governorate who were unjustly arrested during the General Elections for the People’s Assembly. This is not to mention all those who died as a result of torture in the State Security Police’s headquarters , such as Moss’ad Qutb, one of the members of our group.
For all of the above we , the Muslim Brotherhood :
1-Join our voices to all the raised voices in our country and worldwide " Against Torture" and all forms of human rights violations such as : unwarranted arrests, arbitrary detentions, exceptional and emergency trials, and civilian brought before and tried by military courts.
2-Call upon all the international organizations and institutions as well as the human rights organizations worldwide to play their role in the prevention and tracking down of all the forms of human rights violations.
3-Ask for fair trials for all the parties that are engaged in torture no matter how long ago their crimes have been committed
4-Affirm that the United States and Europe have to make clear their stances by decisively settling the conflict of principles and interests they are engulfed in with respect to both human rights and democracy.
Muhammad Mahdy Akef
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Leader