Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT) here on Tuesday issued a statement calling for an end to violence in Egypt.

Massacre against Muslims in Egypt and somewhere in the world must be stopped, JAT stated in the statement.

JAT said the Muslims must take a lesson that the issues of human rights and democracy are in the end just a means to massacre the Muslims.

Meanwhile in Bandung, West Java Province, tens of university students staged a rally on Tuesday denouncing the humanitarian tragedy in Egypt following "a massacre" by its military.

The Egyptian military violated the human rights of innocent civilians, Irfan Ahmad Fauzi, the rally`s coordinator, said.

"The military of Egypt has killed hundreds and even thousands of innocent lives," he said.

He cited a report saying that up to Sunday (July 28), the ongoing conflict in Egypt has claimed 480 lives, and injured around 8,000. Some 1,500 people were arrested.

"Not only that, they have also shut down nine TV channels so their cruel actions would not be exposed. It`s ironic. In this Ramadan holy month, their heart is not moved. Until when the world will remain silent," he said.

The Muslim students urged the Indonesian government to condemn the massacre because historically Indonesia owed the people of Egypt because Egypt was the first nation to recognize the Indonesian independence on August 17, 1945.

"We also urge the United Nations to take a stern measure and take action to stop the crime against humanity in Egypt. We also urge the Egyptian military to end the coup and return the power to President Morsi who has the constitutional rights," he said.

Reuters reported that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Saturday the violence following protests in Egypt, calling on security forces to respect the right to free speech and assembly and urging protesters to demonstrate peacefully.


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