Egypt's FJP to 'continue struggle' despite dissolution

In its statement, the FJP said that its members are now more concerned about "continuing the revolutionary struggle."

Egypt's FJP to 'continue struggle' despite dissolution

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the embattled Muslim Brotherhood group, said Sunday it would continue "its struggle to save the nation" despite a court ruling ordering its dissolution a day earlier.

"We would continue our struggle to save the nation from the coup plotters and to liberate the judiciary," the party said in a statement on Sunday.

On Saturday, the Supreme Administrative Court issued a final ruling to dissolve the FJP and also freeze its assets.

The ruling came amid a sustained crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood group following the former's ouster by the army last year.

In its statement, the FJP said that its members are now more concerned about "continuing the revolutionary struggle."

"The [authorities] would not be able to take away the legitimacy given to the party by the people in all elections it contested following the January 25 Revolution," it added, referring to the fact that the FJP had swept elections for both chambers of parliament in the polls that followed the 2011 revolution which toppled long-time president Hosni Mubarak.

Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected leader, was ousted by the army last year – and later imprisoned on a raft of criminal charges – following massive demonstrations against his presidency.

The government in December designated the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which Morsi hails, a terrorist organization.

 

Last Mod: 10 Ağustos 2014, 12:44
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