25 January, 2009

Lawyer: 7555 MB members detained in 2008

According to a lawyer from the Muslim Brotherhood, 7555 members of the organization was arrested during 2008, el-Badeel reports. Around 1200 is also claimed to have been arrested during the first weeks of 2009, mostly in connection with Gaza solidarity protests.

Now, regardless of any political differences one might have with the Ikhwan (as for me personally, I have quite a few), imagine what the response from the "international community" would have been to the arrest of thousands (or even hundreds) of members of the main opposition group, had it happened in any other country - any country not ruled by a clique of pro-western neo-liberal gangsters, that is.

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