Dostour Party accuses Interior Ministry of fabricating charges
Egyptian youth hold flag of Dostour Party - YOUM7 (Archive)
By IMAN ALI and MOSTAFA ABDEL TAWAB

CAIRO: The Dostour Party denounced Thursday a verdict that sentenced a party member to two years of imprisonment for “associating with a terrorist group,” and the party accused the Interior Ministry of fabricating the charges, according to a party press release.

The Maadi Misdemeanor Court issued Wednesday a two-year sentence and a fine of 50,000 EGP (U.S. $7,000) against Tareq Mohamed Hussein for “associating with a terrorist group to disrupt public security” and breaching the protest law.

“It is astonishing that Tareq is still tried in a case filed under former President Mohamed Morsi on charges of seeking a coup, attempted storming and burning the main Brotherhood headquarters. And this implies that the case in which he is convicted was fabricated from the very beginning,” the Dostor said.

The party added in the release that peaceful protests are guaranteed for everyone. However, it also expressed support to the security agencies who witness daily killings among police and Armed Forces during their fight for security, according to the release.

On the other hand, the party said that the security agencies have restored policies of “fabricating accusations” against youth who participated in January 25 Revolution and the June 30 popular uprising, which many Dostour members took part, as mentioned in the release. The party noted that such accusations raise doubts about respecting the state of law in Egypt and the constitutional principles recently ratified.

Additionally, the party appealed to all political powers and civil society organizations to unite in order to recall the main achievements of the revolution.

Head of the Dostour Party Hala Shukrallah addressed the party’s members Thursday in a message calling for enhanced compatibility among members as they adhere to adopt the party’s new internal regulation.

Shukrallah also spoke of the challenges and responsibilities facing the party to become an influential party in the political scene.

Originally published in Youm7.

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