Anti-coup bloc urges Arab leaders to support 'Egypt revolution'

While supporters of the deposed leader describe his ouster last summer as a "military coup," his opponents call it a "military-backed revolution."

Anti-coup bloc urges Arab leaders to support 'Egypt revolution'

World Bulletin / News Desk

The main support bloc of ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Monday called on Arab leaders to support what it called the Egyptian people's "peaceful revolution."

"The Egyptian people have chosen a democratic path, but a group of Putschists – who hate freedom, dignity and justice – turned against this path in a move rejected by the Egyptian public," the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy declared on the eve of an Arab summit in Kuwait.

Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was unseated by the military on July 3 following mass protests against his leadership.

While supporters of the deposed leader describe his ouster last summer as a "military coup," his opponents call it a "military-backed revolution."

"The Arab League's tendency to ignore conspiracies orchestrated by enemies aimed at aborting the Arab Spring revolutions will turn the entire Arab region into a volcano," the alliance warned.

The anti-coup bloc went on to say Egypt "is neither committed by the contracts signed by the coup leaders nor to paying off" debts accrued by Egypt's army-backed leadership.

"They're using your money to continue their repression of all Egyptians, including women," it added.

Following Morsi's overthrow almost nine months ago, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait all pledged billions of dollars in aid to support Egypt's struggling economy.

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