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Saad El-Katatni

El-Katatni: From prisoner to speaker of parliament

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Nearly a year ago, the Muslim Brotherhood was politically restricted by the former regime; El-Katatni one of the group’s leaders is parliamentary speaker
On 27 January 2011, Mohamed Saad El-Katatni and tens of other Muslim Brotherhood leaders were arrested as the government of Hosni Mubarak sought to repress the growing popular uprising.

Nearly a year later, it is fair to say that the Brotherhood has turned the tables on the toppled regime, with El-Katatni overwhelmingly elected as the new parliamentary speaker, while former president Mubarak faces charges in court.

Last January’s mass arrest of Brotherhood figures was not instigated through clear legal avenues or formal charges issued by the prosecutor general.

Rather, it was widely seen as an impulsive attempt by the Mubarak administration to pile pressure on the Brotherhood, to dissuade them from being in the streets during the January 25 revolution.

Such a move, needless to say, did not pay off, as with other oppressive measures applied by Mubarak’s government, eventually overthrown on 11 February last year.

Brotherhood and Mubarak’s regime switch roles
As the 18-day revolt intensified and prison gates were mysteriously opened, El-Katatni along with hundreds of inmates were freed, days before Mubarak and his oligachy were brought down.

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Sherif Tarek

24 Jan 2012

Read full article: english.ahram.org.eg

2013-02-11


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