Freed opposition leader calls for Egypt reconciliation

Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed al-Omda urged Morsi's supporters who refuse to reconcile with the military-backed government to consider the bid in "recognition of the status quo, not of the coup."

Freed opposition leader calls for Egypt reconciliation

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed al-Omda, released from detainment last week, called for reconciliation between the military-backed authorities and the Muslim Brotherhood group.

In a Sunday statement, al-Omda, a former lawmaker, unveiled a seven-item reconciliation bid to resolve a year-long political deadlock between the military-backed government and the decades-old Islamist group.

The plan includes bringing justice to hundreds protesters killed since last year's ouster of president and Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi, the country's first freely elected president, by the military.

The bid also includes the release of detainees, recognizing the outlawed Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party; amending a widely-decried protest law issued last November; amending a controversial parliamentary election law; providing a democratic climate; agreeing on a mechanism to amend the constitution in a manner that guarantees consensus.

A source close to al-Omda told Anadolu Agency that the bid will be submitted next week to the Brotherhood as well as the Egyptian Presidency.

Al-Omda urged Morsi's supporters who refuse to reconcile with the military-backed government to consider the bid in "recognition of the status quo, not of the coup."

He further called on them to consider the presidency of Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, a former army chief widely seen as the architect of Morsi's overthrow, as a "transitional period during which everyone would cooperate to achieve reconciliation between all parties."

Al-Omda, who took part in a major protest encampment in Cairo's Rabaa Square opposed to Morsi's ouster, was arrested following the deadly dispersal of the sit-in last August, in which hundreds of people were killed. He was released last Monday pending investigation into violence-related charges.

The Egyptian government has launched a relentless crackdown on Morsi's supporters, blaming the Brotherhood for a series of deadly attacks on security personnel since Morsi's ouster – allegations the group denies.

Al-Sisi was declared the winner of a late May presidential poll.

Last Mod: 25 Ağustos 2014, 09:53
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