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Mass death sentence to Muslim Brotherhood supporters is the worst judgement in history: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind

New Delhi, 30 April 2014: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has strongly condemned the death sentences awarded to 683 supporters of Muslim Brotherhood by an Egyptian ‘court’. Jamaat termed it as continuation of the chain of worst decisions in human history and a gross violation of the demands of justice.

In a media statement, Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari, President of Jamaat said the judge who pronounced death sentences to the 683 people including the Supreme Guide (chief) of Muslim Brotherhood Dr Mohammad Badie is the same who awarded death sentences to 528 other supporters of Brotherhood one month ago. These two ‘judgements’clearly prove that General Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi, who unjustly and illegally toppled the democratically elected government of Dr. Mohammad Morsi last year, now wants to strengthen his illegitimate regime by killing the servants of Islam through fake courts. Maulana Umari said that trampling of democratic values, toppling of a democratically elected government through illegal means and then awarding brutal punishments to the people who raise their voice for truth and justice are unimaginable in today’s world.

Maulana Umari urged the United Nations and human rights organizations of the world to strongly protest against this brutality and stop the Egyptian government from these inhuman acts of revenge.

Maulana Umari said it is very surprising that the Egyptian court has not shown any seriousness – neither in the latest judgment nor in the past one. Rather, the cases were tried summarily and death sentences were awarded to hundreds of people. This has surprised the West also. Even if the arrested people had committed a ‘crime’ by protesting how this large-scale death punishment can be justified?

The President of Jamaat expressed solidarity with all the righteous people who are facing the onslaught of General Al-Sisi in Egypt and assured them that sympathies of all justice- and democracy-loving people are with them and they all are praying to Allah for their victory.

Issued by: Media Department., Jamaat-e-Islami Hind D-317, Dawat Nagar Abul Fazl Enclave, Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi-110025
Fax: 011-26920975 30 April, 2014