A senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm in Egypt on Thursday said a court's ruling that parliament was unconstitutional was a "military coup," in a statement on his Facebook page.
A series of measures, including giving the military powers of arrests, and then the court ruling were "a complete coup through which the military council erases the most honorable period in this nation's history," said Mohammed al-Beltagi.
Beltagi is a senior lawmaker with the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, which dominates the parliament that the constitutional court ruled was illegitimate.
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