CAIRO: According to the media spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood, Waleed Shalaby, the group will file a complaint with the General Prosecutor against a newly launched newspaper named Veto, accusing it of libel and fabrication.
Essam Kamel, the editor-in-chief of Veto, wrote in the first issue of the newspaper an article claiming that the Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, Mohamed Badie, his vice president and other MB members met with ousted president Hosni Mubarak at the hospital where he is being detained during his trial.
Shalaby denied in a statement the allegations made in the article and referred to it as “complete fabrication, lies and a fraud created by the writer.”
“Under these circumstances, when someone accuses another party, they have to have proof. These are lies and slander. There is no proof, no honesty, no professionalism, and no objectivity,” Osama Gado, head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, told Daily News Egypt.
“In the new Egypt, we want a new era of transparency, the media should not contribute to spreading lies,” he added.
According to the official website of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Supreme Guide’s lawyer is going to file a complaint to both the General Prosecutor and the Journalists’ Syndicate against the newspaper.
It is not yet clear who funds the newspaper, which was officially launched Monday.
Gado explained that during elections, this article is yet an attempt to influence voters.
“But we trust our people, their awareness, and their ability to detect lies and deceit,” he said.
Daily News Egypt tried several times to contact Veto’s editor-in-chief Essam Kamel to no avail.