Anti-Brotherhood crackdown 'conspiracy', says Tunisian politician

"The Brotherhood is targeted in Egypt and other Arab countries," Mohamed Goumani, the secretary-general of Tunisia's Islamist Reform and Development Party, told reporters.

Anti-Brotherhood crackdown 'conspiracy', says Tunisian politician

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Tunisian opposition politician on Saturday described the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in several Arab countries as a "plot against the Arab Spring".

"The Brotherhood is targeted in Egypt and other Arab countries," Mohamed Goumani, the secretary-general of Tunisia's Islamist Reform and Development Party, told reporters.

"We do not think this serves the revolution, rather, it is a conspiracy against the Arab Spring," he added on the sidelines of the first congress of his party.

Being cracked down for decades, the Brotherhood has made its political rise in Egypt following the popular uprising that ousted longstanding president Hosni Mubarak in early 2011.

The movement managed to win a majority of parliament seats in the first post-revolution election and its candidate Mohamed Morsi won post-Mubarak presidential election.

Morsi, howere, was unseated by the military last July following angry protests against his presidency.

Last December, Egypt's military-backed authorities designated the Brotherhood as a "terrorist" organization.

Saudi Arabia also banned the movement on March 7 in what some observers expected to be the first episode in a regional crackdown on the movement.

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