Morsi Sentence proves politicization of Egyptian Judiciary: Senior Islamic schol

2015-04-23 05:10:19 | Al Muslim News
Morsi Sentence proves politicization of Egyptian Judiciary: Senior Islamic schol


Senior Islamic scholar Shaikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi of Egypt has described the prison sentence given to Egypt’s first freely-elected President, Mohamed Morsi, as “unjustâ€, has reported. It was, he added, a “political†judgment.
Shaikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi is Senior Islamic Scholar, and chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars. He is also known for his famous programme, al-SharÄ«Ê¿a wa al-ḤayÄh ("Shariah and Life"), which has an estimated audience of 60 million worldwide. Shaikh Al-Qaradawi has written more than 120 books.
Ouster President Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his alleged involvement in the killing of two Egyptians in what is known as Al-Itihadiyyah incident, Middle East Monitor reported.
Although a total of 11 people – including eight of his own supporters – were killed in the violence on that day and his guards did not discharge their weapons even while protestors were attacking the presidential palace, the trial only addresses the death of two anti-Morsi demonstrator during violence.
Describing the judges as having no sense of justice or any conscience, Shaikh Al-Qaradawi said that the number of unjust decisions by the Egyptian judiciary is on the rise.
“The sword of the judiciary is still hanging over the citizens who protected the country,†Shaikh Al-Qaradawi said in a public statement.
The man responsible for killing thousands of Egyptian people in Rabi Al-Adawiyya and Al-Nahda Squares, General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, is still free to kill and has not been brought to justice, noted Al-Qaradawi.
He pointed out that Morsi as President, who refused to move from his rented residence to the presidential palace when he was elected president and did not accept any salary, is behind bars, while former President Hosni Mubarak, his sons, his ministers and all of his aides have been set free despite their well-known crimes and corruption.
“Day after day, the Egyptian judiciary proves that it is politicised. With its unjust rulings, it has lost all of its trustâ€, he added.
Although the judiciary is but one of the three great institutions of state, the whole country is run by the military, Shaikh Al-Qaradawi said.
Freely elected president Mohamed Mursi was toppled in 2013 by the military under the General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with some western courtiers’ support. General Sisi, who is now president, describes the Muslim Brotherhood and its members as a major security threat.
Since Morsi's ouster, Egyptian Military government has launched a relentless crackdown on dissent that has largely targeted Muslim Brotherhood, leaving hundreds dead and thousands behind bars.


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