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It was no accident, according to Yassin, that brutal thugs commit heinous massacres and mass atrocities against peaceful protesters: the usual ‘hidden hands’ are now at play desperately trying to suspend or postpone Egypt’s first ever free and fair presidential elections. Dr. Osama Yassin, Assistant Secretary-General of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), said: “We support the right to peaceful protest and demonstration. The people rose in revolution so they would regain and enjoy their long lost freedoms.”
Stressing that no one has the right to attack or assault protesters and demonstrators under any circumstances, in an interview with the satellite TV channel ‘Al-Mihwar’, Dr. Yassin underscored the importance of demonstrators committing to peaceful protest. He explained that people join demonstrations out of great concern for serious attempts to replicate the corrupt overthrown regime, as clearly indicated by the candidacy of Omar Suleiman and Ahmed Shafiq and the instant acceptance of the latter’s appeal. Dr. Yassin also stressed that the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) that runs the transition did not make serious and sincere attempts to purge the state administration of former regime officials.