Egypt bans Brotherhood president candidacy

The Egyptian authorities have banned members of the Muslim Brotherhood from putting forward their candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections.

Egypt bans Brotherhood president candidacy

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Egyptian authorities have banned members of the Muslim Brotherhood from putting forward their candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections.

The Muslim Brotherhood had previously been labelled as a 'terrorist' organization by the post-coup interim government, which has blamed the movement for a number of attacks on Egyptian security forces.

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first elected president who came to power in 2012 only to be taken down by a military coup on July 3, 2013, was also a member of the organization.

The Muslim Brotherhood has been persecuted by the military-backed authorities since along with other groups opposing the coup.

Coup mastermind Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is now the favorite to win the elections after he resigned as Defence Minister and declared his candidacy.

Left-wing Liberalist Hamdeen Sabahi is seen as Sisi's biggest rival in the upcoming polls, although he is yet to submit his candidacy papers.

Last Mod: 15 Nisan 2014, 15:57
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mohamed badr
mohamed badr - 5 yıl Before

At present there are many egyptians in prisons wiyhout trials, and should have the right to practice all human right including participation in politics,human rights violatios is an act of state terrorism