World Bulletin / News Desk
The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party will appeal an earlier decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to reject a complaint against alleged crimes perpetrated by the current authorities in Egypt, said a senior party leader.
"We've been contacting the court for five months now," Mohamed Soudan, the head of the party's foreign relations committee, told Anadolu Agency late Sunday by phone from London.
"If the court really lacks jurisprudence on the case, it would have told us from the beginning," he added.
Soudan dismissed as "political and not legal" the ICC's recent decision to reject the case against Egyptian authorities, citing lack of jurisprudence.
Secretary-General of the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood Ibrahim Mounir also criticized the ICC decision.
"We'll present new evidence to the court," he told AA by phone from London, declining to reveal the nature of this evidence.
Egypt's army ousted Mohamed Morsi, the country's first freely elected leader, in July last year following mass protests against him.
Morsi contested the 2012 presidential elections as president and candidate of the Brotherhood's party.
In the ten months since his ouster, Egyptian authorities have launched an all-out crackdown on political dissent, putting thousands of opponents – including most Muslim Brotherhood leaders – in jail.
Hundreds of Morsi backers were also killed and thousands injured on August 14 of last year, when security forces violently dispersed two major anti-coup camps in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya and Giza's Nahda squares.
Mohan Bhagwat of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, which is also the ideological wing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, said India was a "Hindu nation"
Ban visited Cuba earlier this year and said he had been trying to advocate for an opening with Cuba to authorities in Washington over the issue.
Muhammad Ali is in hospital with 'mild' pneumonia and is expected to be released soon, says his spokesperson
A police force arrested five Israel settlers – of which four were minors – for planning to attack Palestinians in Jerusalem, Israeli radio quoted police sources as saying
Gunman kills himself after fatally shooting two New York City police officers as they sat in their marked police car
Al-Sisi has appointed Gen. Khaled Fawzi, head of the National Security Agency, as the acting intelligence chief
Croatian foreign minister warns prosecution of war crime suspects in Serbia is a benchmark test toward the European Union
Polls opened as Tunisians head to cast their ballots to elect the country's next president in a runoff vote that pits interim President Moncef Marzouki against Beji Caid Essebsi of Nidaa Tounes party. www.aa.com.tr/en
Kenya says the U.S. had no moral standing to lecture it on justice reminding the presence of the U.S.-run detention camp in Cuba's Guantanamo Bay.
Morsi called for the prosecution of former Interim President Adly Mansour, accusing him of "usurping" Egypt's presidency last year
Turkmen in Tel Afar are fleeing into Mosul due to the clashes while Iraqi Kurdish fighters flashed victory signs as they swept across the northern side of Sinjar mountain
King Abdullah's visit to Bahrain comes only one week after he paid a visit to Saudi Arabia where he met with King Abdullah bin Abdel-Aziz
Government plans to bring undocumented immigrants back
After more than a month hiding in jungle, Christian refugees to have asylum claims processed
Israel's safety comes first, Netanyahu said during a Hannuka candle lighting ceremony at the Western Wall in Jerusalem
The fishing boat capsized after colliding with the Panamanian-flagged ship al-Safat after the container vessel had passed through the Suez Canal on its way to Saudi Arabia.