Muslim Brotherhood ready to challenge UK investigation
The Brotherhood has called on the UK to include Egypt's violent crack down on its organization's members in the framework of its investigation (File Archive/AFP)
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The Muslim Brotherhood has called on UK officials to stop its review of the Islamist organization's activities after British premier David Cameron called for a probe into the Brotherhood's activities earlier this week, according to Reuters.
In a statement released this week, the Brotherhood announced that it would challenge the British court in "any improper attempt to restrict its activity."
"It is important that the British government does not bend to pressure from foreign governments who are concerned about their own people's quest for democracy," the statement released by the Brotherhood's press office in London said.
The statement was also critical of Cameron's decision to appoint the UK's ambassador to Saudi Arabia as the leader of the probe, given the fact that KSA declared the Brotherhood a terrorist organization earlier this year.
"It is hard to see how Sir John Jenkins will be able to conduct an independent internal review of the Muslim Brotherhood and carry his brief as Ambassador to a non-democratic regime that is openly in political opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood," read the statement.
The Brotherhood also urged the UK to "consider the serious human rights abuses conducted by the military regime in Egypt," particularly in reference to the government's crack down on Brotherhood members or supporters of the formerly ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi.
Many Brotherhood-influenced organizations are based in the UK.