Slain Egyptian sheikh's widow decries slow justice | Égypt-actus |
Nashwa Abdel-Tawab, the widow of Sheikh Emad Effat who died in 2011 clashes outside Egypt's cabinet building, expressed dissatisfaction on Monday with the progress of a lawsuit demanding the questioning of former Egyptian military leaders about their roles in the notorious post-revolution confrontations. 

Abdel-Tawab, a journalist at state-run newspaper Al-Ahram Weekly, criticised on Facebook the frequent delays of court proceedings, arguing that the Egyptian people should "move their revolution to the court rooms, where the real change needs to happen."


She asserted: "When we took to the streets, we broke the fear inside us; and when we move now to the [judiciary], we might help reform it from the rigid laws and corruption of the justice system."


The families of four of those who lost their lives in the clashes – Rami El-Sharkawi, Alaa Abdel-Hadi, Ahmed Mansour and Emad Effat – have filed a lawsuit against President Mohamed Morsi in this regard.


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