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Egypt to Form New Government, Military to Transfer Power

Egypt to Form New Government, Military to Transfer Power | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The demonstrations are getting larger, and the calls for the military to step down now - not next year - louder. Tuesday's crowd is the biggest to mass in Tahrir Square since the unrest began four days ago. Men, women, young and old, are united in their demand that civilian rule begin now. "As you can see, not just one type of Egyptian here. All the Egyptian here: Islamic, liberal or communist. Everyone is here. Egyptian and Muslims and Christians. Everyone is here," one protester said. Some believe the momentum of the unrest, sparked by a proposal that the military rulers prolong their political influence, will speak for itself.

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Police burn protest tents to clear Cairo's Tahrir

Police burn protest tents to clear Cairo's Tahrir | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Egyptian soldiers and police set fire to protest tents in Cairo's Tahrir Square and fired tear gas and rubber bullets in a major assault Sunday to drive out thousands demanding that the military rulers quickly transfer power to a civilian government.
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Dozens hurt as Christian march attacked in Cairo | The Raw Story

Dozens hurt as Christian march attacked in Cairo | The Raw Story | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Hundreds of Coptic Christians marching in Cairo on Thursday came under attack by assailants throwing stones and bottles and 25 people were lightly injured in subsequent clashes, a security official said.

They were marching to demand justice for the Christian victims of a clash with soldiers in October that left at least 25 people dead, most of them Christians.

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Egypt police storm govt building as thousands strike - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online

Egypt police storm govt building as thousands strike - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
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Egyptian Army Vehicles Crush Christian Protestors

Egyptian Army Vehicles Crush Christian Protestors | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A leading human rights organization accused the Egyptian military Tuesday of trying to cover up its responsibility in the deaths of two dozen Christian protestors and called for an independent investigation.
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A firsthand account: Marching from Shubra to deaths at Maspero | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt

A firsthand account: Marching from Shubra to deaths at Maspero | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The march from the Cairo district of Shubra was huge, like the numbers on 28 January. In the front row was a group of men in long white bibs, “martyr upon demand” written on their chests.

...There should be a finality in death, an unchallengeable truth when it happens with the simple brutality of last night. But even when death happens on Maspiro’s doorstep, it can be rewritten, in order to lend a twisted sense where there is none, to justify the impossible and, above all, to sabotage any attempt to consider that the problem is within us, not without.

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Egyptians rally to 'reclaim revolution' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Egyptians rally to 'reclaim revolution' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Thousands protest in Tahrir Square over slow pace of reform since Mubarak was removed from power.
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Analysis: Egyptians fear embassy attack may set back reform

Analysis: Egyptians fear embassy attack may set back reform | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

"This is the first time since the revolution that they transferred anyone to a state security court," said Emad Gad of the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies.

"There is already a bad security situation in the country with crime rising. They (the ruling generals) are taking advantage of this," he added.

Activists and opposition parties have disowned the violence around the embassy which they say sullies the uprising's goals.

But the revival of courts under emergency law will be just as worrying. Some of the demonstrators who moved on the embassy had come from a protest on Friday in Tahrir Square where one of the demands was scrapping the hated emergency laws immediately.

Analysts say Egypt's democratic transition could suffer and some already see worrying signs of a slow return to the kind of tactics used by Mubarak's security forces to stifle opponents.

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Egypt’s protesters break into Israeli embassy in Cairo and toss confidential documents

Egypt’s protesters break into Israeli embassy in Cairo and toss confidential documents | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Dozens of protesters broke into the Israeli Embassy in Cairo on Friday and dumped hundreds of documents out of the windows, Egyptian and Israeli officials said.

Hundreds of protesters had been converging on the embassy throughout the afternoon and into the night, tearing down large sections of a security wall outside the 21-story building housing the embassy, according to The Associated Press.

Protestors tossed thousands of pages of documents into the jubilant crowd, an AFP journalist saw.

Meanwhile, more than 215 people were injured in clashes between protesters and security forces near the Jewish embassy, Egypt’s state TV reported citing the Health Ministry.

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Egyptian Civilians Caught in Military Tribunals

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Egyptian protesters who ended the presidency of Hosni Mubarak continue to endure one legacy of the past - an all-encompassing emergency law. 

...thousands of civilians face military tribunals.

The dismantling of Egypt's emergency law has been a key demand of anti-government protesters, and the current military rulers say they are considering its demise.

But human rights groups argue that actions speak louder than words and note that some 10,000 Egyptians have been put before military tribunals in the months since the January uprising. That is more, they say, than during the whole of Mr. Mubarak's 29-year rule.

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Amnesty calls on Egypt to drop charges against activist for Twitter comments

Amnesty calls on Egypt to drop charges against activist for Twitter comments | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Landmark freedom of expression case:  Heba Morayef, an Egypt researcher with Human Rights Watch, said that the case highlighted the council's deliberate intimidation of critics. "The charges against Mahfouz all exist in the Egyptian penal code, even though insulting public officials – including the use of strong words – is allowed under international human rights," she said. "This highlights the need to review all repressive laws used by the government to stifle freedoms of speech, association, and assembly – all of which are under attack."

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Mubarak trial wrenches emotions of Egyptians

Mubarak trial wrenches emotions of Egyptians | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

For some, even the sight of their weakened president did not dent their anger.

"I would rather have mercy for a dog or cat than this man. This whole scene of him on a stretcher is an act. He could have sat down and talked. This is just to try to gain the nation's sympathy," said Somaya Sa'ad, 63, retired.

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Judge Promises Speedy Trial For Mubarak : NPR

Judge Promises Speedy Trial For Mubarak : NPR | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The former Egyptian president, his security chief and six top police officers face possible death sentences if found guilty on charges they ordered the use of lethal force against protesters during Egypt's 18-day uprising.
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Egypt military attacks hospital as thousands injured, dozens reported dead - : Bikya Masr

CAIRO: Egyptians would not be stopped from going to Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Sunday night. Even as medical sources told Bikyamasr.com there were at least 10 people confirmed dead, the military’s barrage didn’t stop, with tear gas and an eventual invasion of a makeshift field hospital being attacked. Scores of injured had sought refuge from the military attacks, but to no avail.  11/20/2011

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بث مباشر لميدان التحرير ..الشرطة تطوق الشوارع المحيطة بميدان التحرير

بث مباشر لميدان التحرير ..الشرطة تطوق الشوارع المحيطة بميدان التحرير | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
بث مباشر لميدان التحرير ..الشرطة تطوق الشوارع المحيطة بميدان التحرير...

 

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NAC demands military hand over power to civilian government | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt

NAC demands military hand over power to civilian government | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The National Association for Change (NAC) on Sunday demanded Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) hand over power to a civilian caretaker government with the power to run the country during the remainder of the transitional...
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Egyptian Activists Summoned by Military Prosecutor

Egyptian Activists Summoned by Military Prosecutor | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
An Egyptian military prosecutor summoned two activist bloggers for interrogation on Monday, the same day President Obama urged the head of Egypt's ruling military council to end military trials for civilians.
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Egypt protesters demand that army quit power

Egypt protesters demand that army quit power | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday to press the ruling army to speed up the transfer of power to civilian rule, and an Islamist leader said his followers...
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Riots over church attack in Egypt kill 19

CAIRO (AP) — Massive clashes that drew in Christians angry over a recent church attack, Muslims, and Egyptian security forces raged over a large section of downtown Cairo Sunday night, leaving at least 19 people dead and more than 150 injured, Health Ministry officials said. It was the worst violence since the 18-day uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February.
The ongoing clashes lasted late into the night, bringing out a deployment of more than 1,000 security forces and armored vehicles to defend the state television building along the Nile, where the trouble began. The clashes spread to nearby Tahrir Square and the area around it, drawing in thousands of people. They battled each other with rocks and firebombs, some tearing up pavement for ammunition and others collecting stones in boxes.
At one point, a group of youths with at least one riot policeman among them dragged a protester by his legs for a long distance. Witnesses said some of the protesters may have snatched weapons from the soldiers and turned them on the military. The protesters also pelted the soldiers with rocks and bottles.

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Egypt sets parliamentary poll dates - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Egypt sets parliamentary poll dates - Middle East - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Polls to be held in three stages between November 28 and January 10 with first session of new house slated for March 17.
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News analysis: Crises with Turkey and Egypt signal political tsunami for Israel

News analysis: Crises with Turkey and Egypt signal political tsunami for Israel | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The political crisis has become a reality well before the Palestinians declare their independent state, writes Haaretz editor-in-chief Aluf Benn, leaving Israel isolated in facing Iran, Turkey and Egypt.
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Israeli Airstrikes Kill 10 in Gaza

Israeli Airstrikes Kill 10 in Gaza | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Palestinian sources say the number of casualties from the latest round of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza has risen to 10 dead and at least 20 wounded.

 

Pursuing the attackers, Israeli troops killed some of the assailants along Israel's border with Egypt's Sinai peninsula. Five Egyptian officers were also killed, sparking outrage and anti-Israel protests in Egypt.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered Thursday to hold a joint investigation with Egypt into the killing of the Egyptian officers. A statement issued by Netanyahu's national security adviser said military officials on both sides would set terms of the probe.

Egypt's military-backed government threatened to withdraw its ambassador to Israel to protest the killings. Egypt blamed the deaths on Israeli troops it said had violated the 1979 Israel-Egypt peace treaty.

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Hamas chief in Cairo to talk on reconciliation, prisoners

Egypt has been mediating talks between Israel and Hamas over a prisoner deal that would see the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit -- captured in a cross-border raid in 2006 -- in exchange for about 1,000 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons.

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Lawyers press demands in Mubarak security head trial

Lawyers press demands in Mubarak security head trial | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Lawyers called on Egypt's government on Sunday to hand over documents that may reveal who ordered police to fire on protesters during the uprising that unseated President Hosni Mubarak, leaving more than 850 people dead.

The demand came during the trials of Egypt's reviled former Interior Minister Habib el-Adli and deposed Mubarak over the killings, which have captivated Egyptians with real-life drama to trump the most popular Ramadan-season TV soap operas.

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The Associated Press: Mubarak trial evokes mixed feelings in Arab world

The Associated Press: Mubarak trial evokes mixed feelings in Arab world | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Some hoped the trial, which began Wednesday in Cairo, would be the first of several bringing longtime autocrats to justice. Others weren't quite sure what to make of the spectacle, torn between a desire for justice and the discomfort of seeing a once-all-powerful Arab leader treated like a common criminal.
For many others from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, the trial carried a deeper meaning. It was, in the words of pastry shop owner Saif Mahmoud in Baghdad, a rewriting of the rules between the region's people and their leaders. That's because unlike Iraq's Saddam Hussein, who was captured by American forces, Mubarak was brought to court by his own people.
In the West Bank city of Ramallah, 29-year-old Palestinian Salah Abu Samera saw emerging democracy.
"It's unusual in the Arab world," he said. "This is the first time we see a leader in a real court. This is good for democracy, good for the future. We've always heard of leaders on trial in Israel, in Turkey, in the U.S., or Europe. But this is the first time in the Arab world."

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