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Financial Times: Egypt takes wrong track

January 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

British newspaper the Financial Times has declared that the prosecution of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is illustrative of how Egypt is taking the wrong track.

The newspaper noted that the prosecution is an extension of the corruption in the country, and a deviation of justice.

By not including a similar case against those who killed members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the newspaper argues that Egypt’s judiciary is being “selective”.

Morsi and his aides are accused of killing opposition protesters in front of the Al-Itahadiya Palace. At the same time, many Morsi supporters were killed in the same incident, but no one has appeared in court yet for the latter deaths.

The newspaper also pointed out that the Egyptian judiciary did not investigate the killing of more than 1,000 pro-Morsi protesters since the coup took place.

In addition, it said that the police affiliated to former President Hosni Mubarak are heroised in Egypt and thus immune to justice, while the Islamists are being exposed to a severe crackdown.