The Guardian is reporting that Western governments have been in discussion with the Muslim Brotherhood to consider offering the SCAF generals a "safe exit" or immunity against prosecution for the killings and abuses that took place during their watch.
The Guardian obtained this information from the Brotherhood who believe the "Western governments" made it clear this could be the only way to a smooth transition. So did it really happen?
"The British Foreign Office admitted that discussions on the subject have been held with the Muslim Brotherhood, but denied that any advocacy took place."
I imagine this will be highly embarrassing for the Western governments involved in these discussions. Let the spin begin:Image: Painful by Christopher Stanczyk
"As part of wider discussions about the political situation in Egypt, the UK has asked the Muslim Brotherhood about its position on immunity for Scaf. We have discussed experiences from other countries and the importance of dealing constructively with the past, but we have never lobbied for immunity for Scaf. That is rightly an internal matter for Egyptians to decide on."