A spokesman of the Egyptian Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun (Muslim Brotherhood) party blasted the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces for meddling in the process of compiling a new Constitution for the Muslim country.


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"The SCAF is not entitled to interfere in the trend of the compilation of the Constitution, including taking decisions on behalf of Egypt's constituent assembly which is tasked with drafting a new Constitution," Walid Haddad, the spokesman of Mohammed Mursi - the Ikhwan al-Muslimun party's candidate in the presidential election - said on Wednesday.

His remarks came after the SCAF announced in a statement that if the members of Egypt's constituent assembly will not be able to make an agreement, the SCAF will make a decision about it.

The SCAF had said it would unilaterally issue a 'constitutional annex' or revive Egypt's 1971 constitution, suspended since last year's Tahrir Square uprising.

Head of the SCAF Hussein Tantawi on Tuesday called for consensus over criteria of the constituent assembly within two days, or a supplementary constitutional declaration will be announced.

The SCAF and 18 political parties besides independent lawmakers agreed to hold a meeting on Thursday to announce a final decision over special criteria to form the constituent assembly, or the SCAF will take the responsibility to declare a supplementary constitutional declaration before the run-off presidential election.

Moustafa Bakry, an independent member in the parliament who attended Tuesday's meeting, told reporters that the supplementary declaration will decide the criteria and the timetable for preparing the constitution.

Tantawi affirmed that the elections will run in the fixed date with integrity and neutrality, noting that "the country will go on with its road toward stability." The armed force will transfer power to a civilian power on June 30 as promised.

The Muslim Brotherhood (MB)'s Freedom and Justice, the Wasat Party and the Social Egyptian Party boycotted Tuesday's meeting. Representative of the Salafist Nour party will negotiate with them.
 

  Egyptian demonstrators, furious at a court ruling on the case of the country's ousted President Hosni Mubarak, urged unity among all parties to prevent revival of dictatorial rule over the country.


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The protesters gathered in the capital's iconic Liberation Square and other cities to urge the retrial of Mubarak and his two sons, demanding the death penalty for the octogenarian dictator.

On Saturday, the court found the ousted Egyptian president guilty for involvement in the killings of protesters during the country's uprising and gave him a life sentence.

Mubarak and his two sons, alongside the former interior minister and six other senior officers, arrived at the Cairo court to hear their verdicts.

Meantime, the court's verdict sparked protests in the Egyptian capital and other cities across the country.

Angry Egyptian demonstrators gathered in Tahrir Square to protest at court verdict.

Chanting slogans during the Sunday morning protests, the demonstrators demanded the execution Mubarak for his complicity in the killings of at least 900 anti-regime protesters during the country's historic revolution in February 2011.

A group of protesters also stormed Mubarak's last Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq's offices and set fire to a building in the town of Fayyoum on Sunday morning after Shafiq said that Mubarak's verdict must be accepted.

Meantime, the Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi also joined the protests in Tahrir Square late on Saturday to denounce the court ruling.