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IKHWANGY will be back soon!

Posted in ikhwangy English posts on أكتوبر 17, 2007 by ikhwangy

For all ikhwangy observers,  sorry for not blogging for almost four months. It’s been busy since then. IKHWANGY will be back strongly soon inshaa Allah.time

Regards, IKHWANGY

Former U.S. Attorney General “Ramsey Clark” Sympathetic to Muslim Brotherhood

Posted in ikhwangy English posts on يوليو 15, 2007 by ikhwangy

Former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clarke arrives to Cairo, Egypt Sunday, July 15, 2007, to attend the military trial of 40 senior members of Egypt’s most powerful opposition group, Muslim Brotherhood, on charges of terrorism and money laundering outside the military court in Cairo Egypt. (AP Photo)

Military Tribunals’ media press in the Lawyers’ syndicate of Cairo-Egypt

Posted in ikhwangy English posts on يونيو 12, 2007 by ikhwangy

Biltagy, Baraka, Maqsoud, Kutty, Saleh.

Media

Kutty, Canadian Attorney

Mr. Kutty, meeting with Zahra’a and Alhassan sons of the Egyptian reformer Khayrat Al-Shater

Alshater family with Kutty

Faisal Kutty: Certainly there is no independence, and there is no impartiality!

Posted in ikhwangy English posts on يونيو 7, 2007 by ikhwangy

Mr. Faisal Kutty, a Canadian attorney and human rights activist  criticized the Egyptian government’s decision to try these civilians before military court stating that the International law is quite clear concerning such issues “The International Law has quite significant requirements as to when civilians can be tried or just go to military trials. I don’t think this is applied here in Egypt.”

He added “these individuals have already been tried by the civilian court, and found not guilty… there is no chance to do such military trials then other than being a political purpose to shut that opposition..” He says, “I came here as an independent Human Rights monitor, an independent Human Rights lawyer from Canada to provide my support to make sure that this will come to an end. We want Egypt to have more respect to the International community, and much more respect to Human Rights. And my support here is not to any political party or political movement at all, it’s rather for human rights, the universal principles of Human Rights which Egypt, in my opinion, transgressed in 1982, and is doing that again now for political aims. Egypt and Egyptians must take into consideration that they don’t respect the International law as well. Mr. Faisal Kutty comments on the fairness and impartiality of such military tribunals saying, “The government is basically running that tribunal. I don’t think this would be really satisfying because eventually if you have the executive which is the president appointing the military tribunals and taking such decision, how would that be independent or impartial?! Certainly there is no independence, and there is no impartiality.”           

About his expectations for the verdict on the second session of  the military trial for MB leaders, Faisal says, “Before the trial has even started, I think they had a verdict planned and decided… The only reason they are doing a military trial after a civilian one is because they wanted to get the decision that they have already planned for earlier, which is convicting people of political disobedience which don’t exist in fact.”

Conclusion of the London Forum regarding the Future of Egypt

Posted in ikhwangy English posts on مايو 27, 2007 by ikhwangy

Reported by www.ikhwanweb.com

The organisations that are signatory to this plea express their worries and deep sorrow for the fate of the human rights in Egypt post the introduction of a bundle of legal and constitutional changes put forward by the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP).

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These changes were passed in a referendum in which only 8% of the electoral votes made it to the ballot box- according to confirmation given by all monitors including judges- in a stark contradiction to the regime claims of unprecedented turn out, the latest of a string of ballot rigging and results’ falsification of elections and referenda over the past decades in an atmosphere that is far from being fair and transparent.

The institutions and organisations, signatory to this plea, refer to the unanimous agreement of the findings of all local and international establishments that are concerned with the human rights in Egypt and who monitored the Egyptian Government continual shunning of the legal and constitutional principles that have been the basis of common legislations: that clearly; signify the paramount importance of the human aspect for all individuals without any discrimination; limit the role of the state to the running of the affairs of the society and to looking after the interests of its citizens in a way where its governance does not breach their internationally recognised basic rights, to observing the laws and the constitution by facilitating the means by which public can participate in the various fields of national patriotic services including politics and to guaranteeing the freedom of expression as an intrinsic right for every individual.

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These principles that are embodied in articles 41, 44 and 45 of the constitutions, in addition to four other international conventions where Egypt is a signatory to and consequently obliged to abide by, were completely eclipsed and rendered obsolete by the new articles 37, 56, 76 and 179 which clearly states that the president has the right to refer any of the terrorist crime cases to any judiciary he chooses.At the end of this conference the undersigned organisations would like to point out the following:

they feel worried due to the acceptance of Egypt to the membership of the United Nations Council for Human Rights which merely came about because of political accords and mutual exchange of votes amongst the member states and not in accordance with its human rights records especially in the light of the latest violations and breaches of the legal and constitutional rights committed by its government over the years. This would undoubtedly open the door for casting doubts over the credibility of this international council and consequently tarnishing its image.

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The continuation of the phenomena of falsification of the well of the electorates by ballot rigging, forging and counterfeiting of the election and referendum results which nullifies the legitimacy of the balloted legal and constitutional clauses especially those denigrating the respect and protection of human rights that can never be cancelled or even touched even with a majority voting.

The ongoing phenomena of mounting pressure exerted over the judiciary, the continual interference with its independence from the executive apparatus and the indecisiveness in stopping and taking actions against those amongst the police forces who inflicted bodily harm on some of the judges due to their independent stance which is not compatible with the government political guidelines. This is in addition to the increasing use of referral of civilians to military tribunals.

The continual use of the Martial-emergency- law since 1981 and its recent substitution by new legislations would only consolidate the current system of human right abuses and breaches against civil liberties as well as rendering a false legitimacy over the use of this law.

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The continual retention of the draconian punishment measures that aim to diminish the freedom of speech and expression especially in the publishing cases by which; the broadcaster Hoyaida Tahah was sentenced to six month imprisonment for preparing a TV documentary programme about torture in Egypt; by which the blogger Abdolkareem Nabil Soliman was sentenced to four years in prison for contempt of religions and for insulting the president; and by which the blogger Abdol-Menim Mahmoud is still in prison because he gave testimony against the unlawful arrests of political opponents and the illegal procedures that are systematically taken against them by the regimes.

The ever increasing restrictions and financial strangulation of the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) especially those working in the field of human rights via; the continual interference of the government into its formations by vetoing some of the people nominated for its board of directors and trustees; blocking any donations to these NGOs; and the refusal of granting permissions to establish new ones.

The continuation of the restrictions over the formation of new political parties by putting the decision in the hand of a committee affiliated to the ruling party and of which membership is predominantly made up of representatives of the executive apparatus that belong to the party.
8-The persistent determination of the regime on the referral of a group of the top ranks of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) to a military tribunal based on a ruling by the State Council Administrative Judicial Court which concurred with another ruling by the same court but by a different circle to rebut the former circle’s as it breached the trial proceedings and hence quashing its referral order and rendering it void. The rebuttal of the former circle was due to conflict of interests as its judicial members could not be acting independently while at the same time they are appointed to consultative posts at the various departments of the executive apparatus. This referral is paradoxically taking place despite of four judicial rulings issued by relevant civilian courts for the immediate release of the MB leaders.
Therefore the participants have decided to work in close liaison with the Egyptian NGOs, the Arab and the international organisations in order to shed more light on the status of the human rights and civil liberties in Egypt and to uncover the dire consequences of its current deterioration. This is to be achieved via; extensive research activities and media coverage and via the formation of an Egyptian-Arabian delegation to follow up the Egyptian file and to present it before the High Commission for Human Rights, the European Commission and the various regional and international judicial organisations.London: 26th May 2006Arab Commission
for Human Rights (ACHR),
Rencontre Culturel Euro Arabe
Voix Libre
Human Rights Defenders in the Arab World,
Al Karama
for Human Rights,
Justice International
Observatoire française
 des droits de l’Homme
Comité citoyen
d’action civique
Damascus Center for Theoretical Studies and Civil Rights

Witness on Time: Youssef Nada!

Posted in ikhwangy English posts, تدوينات اخونجي بالعربي on مايو 15, 2007 by ikhwangy

Youssef Nada, director of  Al-Taqwa Bank, and one of the Muslim Brotherhood presently facing Military Tribunals in Egypt.

Mr. Nada’s last visit to Egypt was in 1978.

The American officials ordered the website of Mr. Nada www.youssefnada.com to be banned in one of its crackdown against him since November 2001.

However, Mr. Nada’s new domain http://www.youssefnada.ch still up and running. A new important interview of Mr. Nada with the Newsweek is expected to be posted on his website next week!

Mr. Nada had been interviewed by Ahmed Mansour on his program “Witness on the time” (شاهد على العصر) of Aljazeera Channel in 8 consecutive shows back on 2002 and two more on September 2006.

The interviews were in Arabic and you can click the below links to read and/or listen to that great honorable Muslim Brotherhood member.

Youssef Nada, Muslim Brotherhood Member Ahmed Mansour, Aljazeera

العلاقات الدولية للإخوان كما يراها يوسف ندا ح1

– حقيقة اتهام يوسف ندا بتمويل الإرهاب
– مسار التحقيق مع ندا والجهات التي تحقق معه
– علاقة الإخوان المسلمين ببنك التقوى الإسلامي
– بنك التقوى واتهام أميركا له بدعم الإرهاب
– قصة السلاح الذي تم ضبطه في بيت يوسف ندا
– أسباب تجميد عضوية ندا في معهد بينمنزو

العلاقات الدولية للإخوان كما يراها يوسف ندا ح2

– حقيقة وطبيعة علاقة الإخوان المسلمين بالثورة الإسلامية في إيران
– العلاقات السياسية والاقتصادية بين الإخوان والثورة الإيرانية

– توتر العلاقة بين الإخوان ونظام الحكم في إيران

– موقف الإخوان من وضع المسلمين السنة في إيران

العلاقات الدولية للإخوان كما يراها يوسف ندا ح3

– علاقة الإخوان المسلمين مع طهران في ظل وضع السنة في إيران
– طبيعة علاقة يوسف ندا بالسعودية

– وساطة يوسف ندا بين السعودية وإيران لحل أزمة الحجاج الإيرانيين

– أهداف يوسف ندا من وراء الوساطات التي يقوم بها

العلاقات الدولية للإخوان كما يراها يوسف ندا ح4

– طبيعة دور يوسف ندا في إنهاء الحرب العراقية الإيرانية
– دور الإخوان المسلمين في حل مشكلة الصيادين المصريين الأسرى في إيران
– مساعي الإخوان المسلمين للمصالحة مع الحكومة المصرية

العلاقات الدولية للإخوان كما يراها يوسف ندا ح5

– مساعي الإخوان المسلمين للمصالحة مع الحكومة المصرية
– دور الإخوان المسلمين في الوساطة بين السعودية واليمن
– مساعدة الإخوان المسلمين لليمن في نزاعه مع إريتريا على جزر حنيش
– مشروع الإخوان لحل أزمة الاجتياح العراقي للكويت

العلاقات الدولية للإخوان كما يراها يوسف ندا ح6

– لقاء ندا مع صدام حسين ومشروعه لحل أزمة الاجتياح العراقي للكويت
– مساعي الإخوان المسلمين لحل الأزمة بين الحكومة الجزائرية وجبهة الإنقاذ

العلاقات الدولية للإخوان كما يراها يوسف ندا ح7

– دور الإخوان المسلمين في القضية الأفغانية
– موقف الإخوان المسلمين من الإرهاب
– حقيقة التجربة الديمقراطية داخل الإخوان المسلمين
– أسباب خروج ندا من مصر وعدم رجوعه إليها

العلاقات الدولية للإخوان كما يراها يوسف ندا ح8

– أسباب خروج يوسف ندا من مصر
– نشأة العلاقة بين يوسف ندا والملك السنوسي
– علاقة يوسف ندا ببورقيبة وحصوله على جواز السفر
– انقلاب القذافي وهروب ندا من ليبيا
– تقييم يوسف ندا لشهادته على العصر
– مستقبل الإخوان المسلمين في ظل الضغوط العالمية والخلافات الداخلية

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Youssef Nada, Muslim Brotherhood Member Ahmed Mansour, Aljazeera

يوسف ندا.. اتهامات بدعم الإرهاب ح1

– ما وراء توجيه الاتهامات لندا
– محتويات وثائق التحقيق
– علاقة تصريحات ندا للجزيرة بتحريك القضية
– مواجهة المدعي العام وإجراءات ما بعد التبرئة

يوسف ندا.. الإستراتيجية المالية للإخوان ح2

– القانون السويسري وطبيعة التغطية الإعلامية
– الإستراتيجية المالية للإخوان وفكرة غزو أوروبا
– وثائق التحقيق وزيف الاتهامات
– العلاقة بالقاعدة والضغط الأميركي على التحقيق
– قضايا التعويض وإمكانية الاتصال بأميركا

Court says it’s OK for military trial of Muslim Brotherhood members

Posted in ikhwangy English posts on مايو 14, 2007 by ikhwangy

International Herald Tribune: CAIRO, Egypt: An Egyptian court on Monday overruled a lower court’s rare decision to prohibit a military trial of 40 members of the country’s most powerful opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, a lawyer and court officials said.

Last week, an Administrative Court ruled that President Hosni Mubarak’s order to try the 40 before a military court was not valid. But the state appealed the decision, and the Supreme Administrative Court overturned the ruling, said the court officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The Brotherhood’s lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud said the group had filed a complaint, claiming the Supreme court’s judges hearing their case could not make a fair decision because they also were employed as consultants for several government ministries.

The 40 Brotherhood members’ military court trial on terrorism and money laundering charges began late last month under heavy secrecy. It is one of the largest such tribunals in years and comes at a time when Egypt has been cracking down on the Brotherhood.

The three-judge military court panel accused the defendants — 33 which are in custody and seven others who are being tried in absentia — with leading an illegitimate group “which used terrorism as one of its means to achieve its goals, taking part in money laundering and possession of documents that propagate the group’s ideas.”

The defendants have denied the accusations. Their lawyers had boycotted the military court session because they said they were not officially notified about its date. The court has adjourned until June 3.

Human rights groups in Egypt and abroad have repeatedly condemned Egypt’s policy of trying civilians before military courts, which usually issue swift and harsh verdicts with no possibility of appeal — except for asking the president for clemency.

Civilian courts have twice ordered the release of the Brotherhood’s top defendant, Khayrat el-Shater, and several others who were arrested in December.

The Brotherhood has been banned in Egypt since 1954 but has continued to operate and is Egypt’s most powerful opposition movement. Its members, who run as independents, hold 88 seats in the 454-seat Egyptian parliament.

The group advocates implementation of Islamic law but says it wants democratic reforms in Egypt, where Mubarak has had a quarter century of authoritarian rule. The government accuses the group of seeking to take over the country.

More than 300 Brotherhood members have been arrested in the recent crackdown which began in December after Brotherhood students carried out a military-like parade. The government claims the movement was forming an armed wing, providing students with combat training, knives and chains. The group denies the accusations.

Egypt’s emergency laws, which have been in place without interruption since 1981, authorizes the president to refer civilians to military trials. In March, the constitution was amended to allow the president to refer civilians to military court — a provision aimed at maintaining the power even if the emergency laws are lifted as promised by the government.