Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Suing the Tantawi council

"Two of Egypt’s most prominent political movements have announced they will sue the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces for “libel and false accusations" over comments made by a senior army official suggesting the organizations were receiving foreign funding and were involved in treason.  The announcement by the April 6th Youth Movement and Kefaya came two days after a statement issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces accused a number of political movements, specifically April 6th, of having hidden agendas and working against the country’s interests. The military blamed April 6th for "igniting strife between the army and the people."The military added: “SCAF calls on all sects of the people to remain cautious and not to be led by such a suspicious plot, which aims to undermine Egypt’s stability.”   April 6th's financial coordinator, Rami Sweify, told the independent channel Tahrir TV on Monday evening that his organization will file reports to General Prosecutor Abdel Maguid Mahmoud against “those who’ve doubted the group’s sources of funding.”"