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MB’s actions in Egypt ‘brought Mubarak to tears,’ says lawyer

Under military rule in 2011, members of the Muslim Brotherhood were destroying the country, Farid El-Deeb said

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Deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was “brought to tears after seeing the extent of the corruption and the devastation done by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt,” his lawyer Farid El-Deeb said during an interview broadcasted on the privately owned satellite TV channel, Tahrir.

Under military rule in 2011, members of the Muslim Brotherhood, which el-Deeb referred to as “terrorists,” were destroying the country, the lawyer said during his interview, also reported by Egyptian news site al-Dustour.

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement was declared a “terrorist organization” by the military backed interim government last December following a car bomb blast, which killed 14 people.

El-Deeb also highlighted Mubarak’s respects towards Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi for his support for the Egyptian people against the Brotherhood and his predictions that no other candidate stands a chance against the Field Marshal.

If Sisi runs for president, leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi has no chance in winning the elections as he will only get a few 10 thousand votes, Mubarak said according to his lawyer.

In December 2013, Sabahi, announced he will run for the upcoming elections if secular political parties decide to nominate him as their ‘revolutionary’ representative.

Sabbahi came third in Egypt’s presidential elections in 2012.

Mubarak was ousted in Feb. 2011, following a popular uprising that erupted and forced him to stand down just 18 days later.

He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for complicity in the killing of about 900 protesters during the 18-day revolt against him.

He is being retried after his successful appeal against the previous conviction and has been under house arrest after being released from detention in Aug. 2013.