Khaled Al-Qazzaz, secretary on foreign relations in the government of Morsi, published today an op-piece in the The International New York Times. It’s worth reading: “In a few days’ time, I will complete 365 days of imprisonment, more than half spent in solitary confinement and under severe limitations in the maximum-security Scorpion wing of Tora prison in Cairo. I have spent the past year thinking about what drove me to where I am today. I have also been thinking about an explanation for why politicians, human rights activists and the media have largely been silent about my case.”
(Read the complete article here.)
We may not like the Muslim Brotherhood, but if we believe that due process is only applicable to people with whom we agree we may as well get rid of due process altogether.
What’s happening in Egypt is a disaster, the silence and the indifference of the West is more than a nice example of hypocrisy – it’s another disaster.