Ikhwan and Morsi trials selective, politically orchestrated

Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid (MAPIM) and Abdul Ghani Samsudin (SHURA) | .

We reiterate our strong condemnation on the judgement handed down by an Egyptian court which had sentenced Mohammad Morsi to 20 years in prison.

We are shocked by the silence of the so called proponents of democracy by the western powers that seems to bless the most shamefull trial against civil protesters of the 2013 coup in Egypt . At least 1,212 people have been sentenced to death since the start of 2014, including the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie.

The world now is witnessing a selective prosecution of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and the ousted  President of Egypt , Dr Mohammad Morsi.

It is obvious that the whole trial were conducted in violation of a fair process leading to verdicts issued not according to a normal and fair trial but an orchestrated proceedings.

The recent judgment meted out to sentence Morsi for 20 years in prison is clearly a politically motivated verdict and the judiciary has become no more than an arm of the executive .

As stated by Hassiba Hadh Sahraoui of the Amnesty International " This verdict shatters any remaining illusion of independence and impartiality in Egypt's criminal justice system."

The Cairo court had  also sentenced 12 other defendants to 20 years in prison.

Amnesty International has condemned the trial as a "sham", and called for the release of Morsi and the protesters.

We strongly condemn the politically manoeuvred conviction against Morsi for allegation of ordering the arrest and torture of protesters in clashes outside the presidential palace in December 2012.

Defence witnesses in the trial were not allowed to take the stand and lawyers were even barred from being present.

To add to the drama Morsi also faces serious charges in three other cases, including an accusation that he passed intelligence to Qatar. This amounts to a death penalty if he is found guilty.

We stand in solidarity with Dr Morsi and the victims of this heinous trial and call on all protesters to stay united and strong . We urge the international community not to keep silent and to pressure the Egyptian regime under the military rule to halt the orchestration of the sham trial and stop oppressing the democratic right of the people who demands to re-enact civil rule.

There can be no justice in the way the show trial is conducted where the politicisation of Egypt's judiciary is very obvious. This is a sham , which involve the colluding of judges and military officials . It is a political move by the Sisi regime to crush the Muslim Brotherhood which is the only consistent Islamic movement that challenges the military regime.

The sentence was handed down on this particular date because Morsi had undergone his maximum detention according to the constitution. Had the courts not passed judgement they would have had to release him.

The  Egyptian government has killed any chance of a civil rule. It is clear that the regime will tolerate any opposition . The Tahrir Square Revolution has been hijac and effectively killed.

The hundreds killed , at least 817 protesters ,  by the brutal crackdown of protestors at the Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Square when security forces opened fire on a sit-in had not been investigated at all . Even the Human Rights Watch said the killings likely amounted to "crimes against humanity".

Thousands have also been imprisoned, with many supporters of Morsi facing mass trials facing charges of involvement in violence.

The world community should not accept this barbaric military rule under the guise of a controlled democracy .

We demand that

1. All the trials on the Muslim Brotherhood and civil protesters conducted by the court of Egypt be halted and the political prisoners be released.
2. The death sentences handed down on the Muslim Brotherhood leaders and followers be revoked and an independent commission established to seek truth on the outcome of the coup.
3. The International Human Rights and Transparency International must be allowed to have access in all the legal proceedings in the Egyptian trials against the Muslim Brotherhood and the protesters.
4. The international Muslim organizations must be united in expressing their condemnation on the Egyptian government which is manouevring the court processes with its ultimate objective of wiping out all oppositions.
5. All Muslim countries must pressure Egypt to protect the democratic rights of the people for a genuine civil rule to be put into place.
6. The US and EU must express their position on the abuse of legal proceedings by the Egyptian military regime and suspend all diplomatic and financial assistance to the regime.

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