Brotherhood calls for 'reclaiming January revolution'

The Brotherhood warned that the "coup authorities" sought to take the country back to the pre-revolution era, pointing to Mubarak's release from prison this week.

Brotherhood calls for 'reclaiming January revolution'

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Muslim Brotherhood has called on Egyptians to close ranks to "reclaim the January revolution from the coup leaders," while avoiding demands for the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

"The major goal now is to regain the January revolution more than anything else," the Islamist group said in a statement, in reference to the popular uprising in early 2011 that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

The Brotherhood warned that the "coup authorities" sought to take the country back to the pre-revolution era, pointing to Mubarak's release from prison this week.

"The revolution against the Mubarak regime, the military and the coup leaders should continue," the group said, calling for "creative and effective" means of uniting Egypt's various political currents and powers.

Mubarak was released from prison on Thursday after a court accepted an appeal lodged by his lawyers against the corruption charges he faces.

Shortly after his release, Egyptian authorities ordered the toppled leader placed under house arrest.

The Brotherhood has urged Egyptians to take to the streets to peacefully protest the "coup" and launch campaigns of "gradual civil disobedience" to put pressures on coup leaders.

Egypt's military ousted Morsi, the country's first democratically-elected leader, on July 3 following mass protests against his presidency.

The unconstitutional change of government is described by supporters of the Islamist president as a "military coup," while his opponents describe it as a military-backed popular uprising.

Ever since his ouster, supporters of Morsi – who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood – have been staging daily rallies to demand his reinstatement.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Ağustos 2013, 11:38
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