Egyptians in Istanbul launch campaign against coup regime

A solidarity council established by Egyptians in exile last week in Istanbul announce that they have chosen their administration and executive board members.

Egyptians in Istanbul launch campaign against coup regime

World Bulletin / News Desk

A group of 50 Egyptian exiles calling themselves the Egyptian Revolutionary Council appointed in Istanbul on Friday people to run the organization which will campaign against the Egyptian military rule.

Majdi Salim, vice president of Egyptian Islamic Party founded in Egypt after the ouster of ex-president Hosni Mubarak, said political researcher Meha Azzam was elected president, an independent judge Fevz al-Kadi Walid Sharabi was elected secretary general.

After two days of voting in the weekend, Amr Derraj was elected the head of political committee, former anchorwoman for the Egyptian-state run channel Ayah Araby was elected the head of press committee and the manager of Egyptian-based Dahaya Human Rights Center Haitham Abu Khalil as the head of law committee.

In a post on Facebook, Azzam said; "Egyptian people can fight against difficulties together. All politicians and movements leave all kinds of conflict behind, pay attention to the people whose rights are violated and having economic problems."

Secretary General Sharabi said people across the political and ideological spectrum aim to respect "legitimate leader and the will of the people" that Egyptians put forth after the revolution in the country.

Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was ousted by the military last year following massive opposition protests against his administration.

Since his ouster, Morsi's supporters have staged almost daily rallies to denounce what they describe as last summer's "military coup" against the elected president and demand his reinstatement.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Ağustos 2014, 14:20