بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
" … we wold like our people to know also that we love them more than ourselves and that we wish to sacrifice our souls for their honour, glory, dignity, religion and their aspirations, we work for people only for God's sake more than we work for ourselves; we are for- our belover brothers- and we will never be against you".
Imam Hassan Al Banna.
Egyptian Gov't Detains
81 MB Members For 15 Days
81 Muslim Brotherhood members and leaders, who were arrested in Thursday Feb. 15 sweeps, appeared before the Higher State Security Prosecution that ordered sending them to jail for 15 days pending investigation on charges of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood group and inciting the public opinion against the regime.
This group has been arrested on Thursday at dawn, the biggest since 180 Muslim Brotherhood members and leaders were arrested last December .
Observers point out that this fierce attack against the Muslim Brotherhood is an attempt to curb the group's role and activities ahead of the Shura Council elections next April and in order to pass the constitutional amendments that curb freedoms and to more steam to the file of Tawreeth (the heridatory transfere of power from Mubarak Sr. to Mubarak Jr.).
This latest crackdown raises to 300 the number of Muslim Brotherhood detainees in only two months.
The following is a list of the detainees:
Gamal Abdul Salam (Secretary-General of relief committee in Arab Doctors'
-Omar Abdullah (a coordinator of anti-sequestration group of engineers, civil engineer)
-Dr. Amr Al Harishi (Gynecologist)
-Accountant Mohamed Hassan (the office manager of Mr. Mohammedi Abdul Maqsood, a Muslim Brotherhood member of parliament for Helwan)
Beltagi (the office manager of Ali Fath Al Bab, a Muslim Brotherhood member of
parliament for the city of 15 May.
-Reda Fahmi .
-Samir Al Nagar (from Al-Zawya Al-Hamra).
-Mostafa Abu Taleb (Office manager of Muslim Brotherhood member of Parliament Hazem Farouk).
Al-Bronse ( a professor at the Faculty of Medicine,
-Dr. Tawakul Massoud ( a Muslim Brotherhood candidate in 2005 legislative electrons for Dikheila)
-Mr. Fouad Elwan ( Al Medina Al Monawara school principal )
-Salah Madani (The office manager Mr. Mostafa Mohamed a Muslim Brotherhood Member of parliament)
-Mohamed Mabrouk (teacher)
-Eng. Hossam Refaat (engineer at oil company)
-Adel Hefni ( free businessman)
-Abu Zeid Mohamed (accountant )
-Alaa Mutawe (accountant)
-Abdul Salam Bashandi (Muslim Brotherhood candidate in 2005 legislative elections for Kerdasa).
-Yahya Rizk (from Kafr Gatati, a Sharia teacher in Al-Azhar).
-Mohamed Ibrahim (Mazghona).
-Abdul Nasser Abu Al Dahab .
-Ahmed Abdul Fattah (Al-Saf)
-Hossam Shendi .
-Dr. Abdul Magid Omran (a pharmacist at Nahia).
-Al Saadani Ahmed Al Berri (an accountant in the bar association in Zagazig- Sharqiya)
-Ahmed Abdul Maqsoud (ex- Teachers' Syndicate Secretary-General - Kafr Sakr)
-Sobhi Al Ghandour (pharmacist – Zagazig)
Abdul Maqsoud (Employee in the
-Hassan Solaiman (Electricity Authority deputy – Al-Qurein)
-Mahmoud Al Kashef (merchant - Abu Kabeer)
-Dr. Mohamed Al-Sayyed (surgeon in Kinayat hospital)
-Al-Sayyed Arabi (instructor in the Ministry of Education)
-Refaat Abdul Rahim (tax collector in Zagazig)
-Abdul Nasser Abdul Fattah (a teacher in the Education Department - Abu Hammad)
-Al-Sayyed Abdou (a real-estate tax collector- Hihia)
-Eng. Kamal Atiya (employee at the atomic energy agency- Menia El Kameh)
-Mahmoud Al-Waheed (public employee - Darb Nigm)
-Sayed Abdul Magid (a teacher – Al-Ibrahimiya)
-Qanoue Nagm Husseini (teacher – Al-Ibrahimiya)
Ibrahim (a professor at the
Radwan (the office manager of a Muslim Brotherhood MP and was a candidate in
the legislative elections-
-Samir Al Bishlawi (an accountant in the Education Department- Kafr Al-Zayat)
-Mahmoud Abul Enein (owns a book store and an employee in the Salt & Soda Co.- Kafr Al-Zayat)
-Abd Al-Alim Rajab (wasn't at home during the sweep)
-Hossam Zayed (wasn't at home during the sweep)
-Dr. Mostafa Al-Halwani.
-Dr. Abdullah Al Nahhas .
-Dr. Gamal Khalifa .
-Dr. Fathi Tawfik .
-Ashraf Alamudin (Shama Ashmun).
-Dr. Ahmed Shahin (Birket El-Sab).
In Al Fayyum:
-Mostafa Atiya Mohamed (accountant)
-Ahmed Ibrahim Bayyoumi (accountant)
-Dr.Ahmed Fouad Beltagi
-Mohamed Radwan (accountant)
-Mahmoud Sayed Abdul Razek (teacher)
-Ayman Qorani Mohamed (court employee)
-Mohamed Hashem (Applied syndicate Secretary-General)
-Azmi Ahmed Abdul Tawwab (Imam of a mosque)
-Hani Arabi (Kafr Shukr).
-Hamada Abu Zeid (Kafr Shukr).
-Mohamed Abdul Fattah Shatat (a Muslim Brotherhood candidate in 2005 legislative elections for Wadi Al-Natrun
-Al Shafie Mohamed Bayyoumi Al Banna (Abu Elmatamir center).
-Atef Ahmed Abdullah.
-Mohamed Ahmed Gomaah .
-Masri Saad Masri Kusheik
-Shaban Ragab Fathallah Nawar.
Gov't Places Seriously Ill MB Leader
Under House Arrest
The state security forces placed Adel
Abdullah, a Muslim Brotherhood leader in Helwan, south of
A security force arrested Adel Abdullah as part of Thursday sweep that included 78 Muslim Brotherhood leaders nationwide.
Adel Abdullah was bedridden after having a serious surgery that made him unable to move. Instead of leaving him to recover, they have imposed a house arrest on him since on Thursday until now and all attempts to cancel the arrest warrant failed. A heavy security force has been assigned with besieging the house of this seriously ill MB leader on groundless charges.
The detentions are a part of an ongoing crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood in order to prevent it from running for the elections Shura Council (upper chamber of Parliament) scheduled in April and to pass the notorious constitutional amendments proposed by president Mubarak.
Rights Organizations Condemn
Military Tribunals For MB
A number of human rights organizations expressed their complete rejection to referring Khairat Al Shater and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders to the military courts and considered this as a serious violation to the right of having a fair trial which is guaranteed by the constitution and international human rights covenants.
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights and the
The statement pointed out that the military courts violate many guarantees which are necessary for having a fair trial like: violating the defendant's right to prepare his defense, violating the defense right in knowing the case files and meeting clients privately, and not taking into consideration torturing the defendants; add to this that the military courts are exceptional courts for civilians, because their rulings can't be challenged in front of any other court, and their rulings aren't supervised by any higher Court to observes the right application of law; these rulings are only ratified by the president who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces or any authorized military officer.
The statement demanded also repealing the state of emergency which is imposed since 1981, according to which are violated the rights and public freedoms guaranteed by the constitution and international human rights covenants, and specially the right to appear before a fair trial. The statement demands also including the various political powers in the fabric of the Egyptian society and allowing them to participate in the political process, and allowing political powers to form parties regardless of their intellectual affiliations and allowing them to have a space in the political landscape.
263 Torture Cases in Egyptian Police Stations in 6 Years
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights said that at least 263 torture cases have been detected in Egyptian police stations during the period from 2000 to 2006, including 79 deaths which the organization believes caused by torture and maltreatment, in addition to 10 death cases from late 2006 to early February 2007.
The organization condemned in its report the spread of torture inside police stations and State Security Police headquarters, to the extent that hi-tech methods are used to increase the suffering of torture victims. It cited the example of Ehab Magdi Farouk who was tortured in Imababa police station. The video caputring the incident appeared was posted on the internet and the details were published in Al-Masri Al-Yom newspaper.
The report confirmed that those committing torture aren't brought to
justice, and aren’t punished for these crimes, to the extent that torture has
become a phenomenon in
The report blamed the state of emergency, imposed in
Abolishing the Muslim Brotherhood: A Big Mistake
By: Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed, Asharq Al- Awsat
the general manager of Al -Arabiya
television. Mr. Al Rashed is also the former editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-
Awsat, and the leading Arabic weekly magazine, Al Majalla. He is also a senior
Columnist in the daily newspapers of Al Madina and Al Bilad. He is a
Abolishing the Muslim Brotherhood, a political, ideological, social and economic trend is somewhat impossible even if the Egyptian president endorses such a decision himself.
The Muslim Brotherhood is not a company whose activities can be stopped at the order of the government; rather the movement represents an oppositional ideology, or a number of groups of society consisting of 70 million people, characterized by dynamism and plurality. Therefore, there is no doubt that abolishing the Muslim Brotherhood from political activity would not stop the organization. It would weaken the position of the state in building disciplined political trends.
must agree with the state’s rejection to the opportunistic methods of the
movement that exploits religion to raise money, win votes, provoke feelings and
divide society. The exploitation of religion in politics is unacceptable unless
that society accepts division based on religion. However, in the case of
The government could have codified partisanship and freed it from the exploitation of religion, imposing conditions on membership and opening the door to complaints whenever a violation takes place within parties. This would support competition, alliances, and widen the circle of political activity and reduce the role of the government in society by concentrating on the market.
As for any attempts to abolish a historical, deep-rooted and popular movement such as the Muslim Brotherhood, these will undoubtedly fail.
Such a move would increase confrontation and weaken the value of political reform that has characterized the era of President Hosni Mubarak.
The Egyptian state has a long road ahead of it to achieve administrative development, which could push the country towards a more swift and effective government that provides what is requested.
Planners and advisors of the presidency are presented with an opportunity to provide fresh ideas to attract the opposition such as the Muslim Brotherhood and independent leftists, and grant them the chance to work and participate rather than constricting and pursuing them. This is if authority, represented by the leadership, really wants success for itself, which is success for the entire country.
However, if the leadership believes that it can monopolize all of authority and the political arena, then I must say that it is too late. President Mubarak has begun the project of political openness and has opened the door to parties and freedoms. It is too late to go back to the days of Jamal Abd-Nasser when the arena was divided between those in power and those in prison.
The idea of returning to the era of the single-party was abolished by President Mubarak and it is not possible to go back on this. Furthermore, he is the one who gave the Muslim Brotherhood a chance, yet it abused the opportunity with its insistence on dividing society into the Muslim Brotherhood on one hand and infidel others on the other hand.
The situation in
Profiles of MB Members Refered to Military Tribunals
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The following are profiles of figures transferred according to an unjust decision to the military tribunals by the autocratic regime of president Hosni Mubabrak.
The profiles include personal information and academic achievements of these prominent figures.
Dr. Essam Hashish:
Professor at the Faculty of
Age: 57 years
He has 7 children, 7 grandchildren
He was born in a village in
Gharbiya (north of
His father was an imam of a mosque.
He was had the 12th highest standing nationwide in the High School Diploma.
He joined the faculty of engineering and received many certificates of superiority during various stages.
Memorized all chapters of the Quran while he was in prison in 1981, in the first detention after Sadat was assassinated.
He was detained for 13 months in 1981.
He was rearrested in 1995 on Al-Wasat (Centre) Party case for about 4 month and was acquitted.
His wife is Dr. Samira Mohamed Ahmed ·
-Khadiga: a assistant professor at Al-Qasr Al-Aini faculty of medicine (she has three children).
-Fatma: Graduate from the Faculty of Commerce - married
-Abdullah- Graduate from the Faculty of Engineering and is married to the daughter of Dr. Hisham Al Souli, a Muslim Brotherhood leader in Ismailia who was arrested for three years in the military tribunal of the syndicate leaders .
-Aisha- Graduate from the Faculty of Applied Arts-married
-Mohamed- computer institute graduate
-Zeinab- Graduate from the Faculty of Commerce (English Dept
Hagar- First year student in the Faculty of Commerce (English Dept
Hassan Ezzuddin Youssef Malek:
He was born on 20 - 8-1958
Postal address: 15 Abu
Dawoud Al-Zaheri st.-
His father was a successful businessman and owned factories for textile and ready-made clothes.
His family includes well-known merchants and manufacturers.
He started his practical life before his graduation with his father; he graduated from the Faculty of Commerce in 1980.
Salsabeal, the Biggest Computer Company in 1990s
He has established trade companies since 1983, the most famous was Salsabeal, the then biggest software and IT company.
In 1992, after Salsabeal became very famous, a fake case was fabricated and accordingly the company was shut down and more than 200 workers in the company became jobless because of the government's tyrant action.
He was thrown behind bars for a full year pending trial without directing any charge against him, except the reports of the State Security Police that had the same charges and weren't given to the court.
After he was released, he started again his business and established
several companies that became the most famous in
His businesses include more than 500 employees.
Meeting Trade Minister Rashid
He started negotiations to bring foreign, including Turkish, industrial investments to Egypt; he signed a contract for establishing a big factory for furniture in partnership with the most famous international furniture companies; he had a meeting with the Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Rashid Mohamed Rashid and the Turkish delegation to sign the factory contract, one week before arresting him. The government tyrant decision of arresting him led to wasting investments up to millions of dollars.
When Hassan Malek was going
with his family to perform pilgrimage this year, he was prevented from
traveling. His family was forced to go alone to
He is married to Mrs. Gihan Eliwa a graduate from the faculty of commerce, a housewife.
He has seven children:
Moaaz 22 years- born on
Khadiga 21 years- born on
Omar- 21 years- a student at
Hamza- 20 years- a student
Ahmed- 16 years- a student
in the High School Diploma- born on
Anas- 11 years- born on
Aisha-10 years- born on
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