CAIRO: Tunisia’s Ennahdha Party, affiliated with the international Muslim Brotherhood, condemned on Tuesday Egypt’s court verdict which sentenced 529 people to death, most of whom are considered pro-Brotherhood.
“This unjust verdict which constitutes a dangerous escalation against supporters of democratic legitimacy in Egypt, after the murder campaigns against them at Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda squares,” said the party statement which is published on the official website on Tuesday.
The party called on Egyptian security to repeal the verdict, asking international human rights organizations to move fast to protest the detainees. The party also announced its support for peaceful demonstrations since former President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster in July 3, 2013.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood condemned the verdict shortly after its release. In a Monday statement on their official website, the Brotherhood said “the judiciary, which is subject to the army, sentenced an unfair verdict of the death penalty of 529 revolutionaries without hearing the defense or the witnesses, in an unprecedented case in history.”
Several international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, along with the United States, European Union and United Nations condemned the mass death sentence on Tuesday.