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Feb2: Morsi #Egypt opposition hardens stand on Mursi on Saturday backed calls to oust Islamists

Morsi #Egypt opposition hardens stand on Mursi on Saturday backed calls to oust Islamists
Feb 2nd 2013, 23:59

world watcher ‏@WorldisWatching Egypt opposition hardens stand on Mursi, interior minister #WorWathttp://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2013/02/02/264005.html … Collapse   Reply   Retweet   Favorite  Buffer    More 7:55 PM - 2 Feb 13 · Details Policemen stand guard in front of the presidential palace in Cairo February 2, 2013. (Reuters)  inShare  By AL ARABIYA WITH AFP Egypt's main opposition group on Saturday backed calls to oust the ruling Islamists after deadly clashes and as President Mohammed Mursi scrambled to contain fallout from footage of apparent police brutality. The National Salvation Front said it "completely sides with the people and its active forces' calls to topple the authoritarian regime and the Muslim Brotherhood's control." The NSF also demanded that Mursi be prosecuted for "killings and torture," while urging Egyptians to stage peaceful protests. It said Mursi should be put on trial after an "impartial investigation" and ruled out dialogue with the presidency until "the bloodletting stops and those responsible for it are held accountable." But, in a possible sign of differences in a troubled coalition that comprises liberals and leftists, NSF members disagreed on the statement's intent. "We are calling for the downfall of the regime of tyranny, not the regime," said Khaled Dawoud, the NSF's spokesman, explaining it meant "the abuse of citizens and torture and ignoring the demands of the opposition." But another NSF member, Hussein Abdel Ghani, said: "I think this statement can be read to mean only one thing, which is to topple Mursi's government." Meanwhile, Hamdeen Sabahi, head of the Dignity Party and a co-leader of the NSF, called for the interior minister to resign.

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