The National Salvation Front (NSF) announced on Wednesday they will hold a public conference on 8 April to discuss requirements needed to issue an urgent “transitional justice” law to help in administrating the current period in a just and democratic manner.
The Front also said they are currently preparing a “national salvation plan” which aims to propose immediate solutions to different problems currently facing Egypt. However, the Front held President Mohamed Morsi and the government responsible for the current deteriorating situation in Egypt, according to the NSF’s statement on Wednesday.
The statement said the conference would discuss possible ways of achieving comprehensive justice during Egypt’s current state of affairs. The statement did not release any further information regarding the conference.
Additionally, several NSF leading figures will hold several public conferences by the end of April and early days of May, to coincide with the memorial of dead farmers of 30 April and the Labourers’ Day on 1 May.
The statement asserted the NSF’s refusal of any interference in the work of judicial authorities and announced its support of the Egyptian judiciary. The Front called on the Supreme Judicial Council to appoint an independent prosecutor general to replace Tala’at Abdallah, who was illegally appointed, according to the appeal court verdict of 27 March.
Commenting on the ongoing crisis in Al-Azhar, NSF leaders affirmed their support to the independence of Al-Azhar, describing it as a “prestigious institution with a great role in serving Islam across the world”.
The NSF statement also condemned the attacks on freedom of expression and targeting journalists and media figures by the presidency and the Muslim Brotherhood, according to the statement. “The presidency and the Brotherhood accuse journalists and TV channels of inciting people to protest, while they ignore that the failure of their policies is the main reason for the spreading discontent in Egypt,” read the statement.
The front also criticised the presidency for using the Shura Council to draft laws that serve the interest of the Muslim Brotherhood, and reminded them that the council’s legitimacy and constitutionality were in question and were supposed to be considered by the Supreme Constitutional Court.