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Egypt Muslim Brotherhood general guide claims false imprisonment

December 18, 2017 at 2:58 am

General Guide of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie (L) arrives at Cairo Police Academy during the Rabaa el-Adaweya protest case in Cairo, Egypt on 21 March 2017 [Moustafa El-Shemy/Anadolu Agency]

The General Guide of Egypt Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, claimed Saturday, that the group’s leaders and some of its members have been falsely imprisoned in order to conclude “the deal of the century”. Badie did not identify who he was accusing of carrying out the imprisoning, however.

The term “the deal of the century” refers to the US administration plan to solve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

“Palestine is our eternal cause and the cause of the Arab and Islamic nation as a whole. We are locked up so that “some” could conclude the deal of the century. The group is innocent of these crimes. Release us and we will liberate Palestine” Badie told a Cairo criminal court judge.

The Cairo Criminal Court postponed on Saturday the trial of Badie and 738 other Muslim Brotherhood members in the Rabia al- Adawiya dispersal case til Saturday, according to a judicial source.

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The court allowed Badie to respond to eyewitness who claimed that members of the Muslim Brotherhood used violence during a sit-in organised in Rabaa al- Adawiya Square in August 2013, which Badie denied.

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