July 2, 2019

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has issued a statement announcing its political position after the death of former President Mohamed Morsi.

The Brotherhood expressed its appreciation to the political forces that joined with the late President, who affirmed his legitimacy as the first elected civilian President in the history of Egypt and called for an international investigation into the circumstances of his death.

The group claimed responsibility only for the official positions issued by its officials and spokespersons. In an implicit response to the statement issued by the Front General Bureau of the Muslim Brotherhood last Saturday on its new strategy, the Brotherhood stressed: 

“Full respect for symbols and personalities and national entities fighting against the military coup,” and called for “everyone to work on unity and cohesion… in the face of this coup, which targets Egypt and its future.”

The Brotherhood stressed in its statement “its full confidence in the steadfastness of its members” and willingness for “the Egyptian people to have freedom, justice and human dignity.”

The British website Middle East Eye (MEE) has reported that senior Egyptian officials had given Morsi and other Brotherhood leaders an ultimatum to dissolve the group or face the consequences of their refusal. 

The Brotherhood confirmed that their leaders had not accepted this.