The Muslim Brotherhood holds President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s regime responsible for the assassination of the country’s public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, on Monday. The movement said that the regime has established a foundation of fear and turned Egypt from a promising democratic experience to a scenario filled with mass killings and violence.
Spokesman Muhammad Muntasir stressed that the group rejects any killing. “The current Egyptian situation has exceeded everyone’s capacity,” he said. “There is no way to stop the bloodshed except by breaking the military coup and reviving the revolution.”
Muntasir’s statement accused the late public prosecutor of fostering violence by facilitating killings, arrests, slow death in prisons, torture, arbitrary arrest, long-term remand, abductions and forced disappearances. “All of these crimes resulted in tens of thousands of people being oppressed,” he explained. “Barakat’s assassination in a car bomb incident is proof that the regime’s security agencies can only face peaceful protestors in the streets and drag, insult and torture poor workers and street vendors in the slums.”
The statement added that only justice and the removal of the current regime will end violence and lead to a free Egypt.