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Brotherhood lawyer complains about call for protest

Brotherhood lawyer complains about call for protest | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Muslim Brotherhood lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud said he filed a report with the public prosecution against 14 parties, political movements and public figures who called for protests in front of the Guidance Bureau on Friday.

The protests call for the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood on the grounds that it does not have the correct legal status.

Abdel Maqsoud stressed that he respects freedom of expression, but only if it does not threaten public security or violate public and private properties. Any violence that breaks out in the course of protests in front of the Guidance Bureau is the responsibility of those parties who called for the demonstrations, he warned.

 

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Protesters, Security Forces Clash in Egypt

Dozens of people were arrested on Sunday, after clashes erupted between Egypt's security forces and protesters outside the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters in Cairo. (March 17)

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Football fans hold mass rally in Cairo

 Hundreds of hardcore soccer fans on Saturday took to the streets in central Cairo, demanding the release of comrades being in custody after recent clashes with security forces.

 

As they chanted slogans against the police, the protesters, known as the Ultras, briefly blocked Cairo’s major 6th October Bridge before gathering outside the office of the country’s public prosecutor where they set off fireworks and flares in a sign of anger.

 

The Ultras are one of Egypt’s most vociferous anti-government protest groups, and played a major role in a 2011 revolt that toppled Husni Mubarak. They have long-standing strained relations with the police.

 

“North or south, our brothers will be freed,” chanted the protesters. They were referring to 38 soccer fans and activists who were arrested and charged last week with belonging to an illegal group and disrupting public order after clashing with security forces outside a court in the Nile Delta city of Shebeen al-Koum

 

http://gulfnews.com/news/region/egypt/football-fans-hold-mass-rally-in-cairo-1.1159104

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Egyptians March in Port Said to Reject Mursi Overture

Egyptians March in Port Said to Reject Mursi Overture | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Thousands of Egyptians marched in Port Said in rejection of a pledge by President Mohamed Mursi to probe violence that has seen dozens of protesters killed in clashes with police since the start of the year.

 

“We are saddened by any drop of Egyptian blood in Port Said or elsewhere,” Mursi told residents of the northeastern city in a televised address late yesterday. “When the findings emerge, everyone will get what they deserve.”

 

Mursi said law and order should be respected. He also vowed to heed calls to create jobs and a free trade zone in Port Said, demands that predate the 2011 uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak.

“Your demands for employment and trade are in my heart and it is my responsibility to fulfil them,” he said.

 

Violence erupted in Port Said in January after a Cairo court sentenced 21 locals to death for their role in a fatal soccer riot last year. (...)

 

“We are all Egyptians, one hand, and one heart,” Mursi said in the TV address. “There are those who try to frame our differences as a split, which is untrue.”

 

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Demonstrators protest against Mursi in several Egyptian cities

Demonstrators protest against Mursi in several Egyptian cities | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Demonstrators in Cairo and several cities on Friday protested against President Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood amid chants calling on the armed forces to assume power nine months after they transferred it to Mursi.

Scores of protesters in Cairo headed to the Unknown Soldier Memorial and urged Minister of Defence Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to assume power instead of Mursi.

The protesters who included a number of retired soldiers cut off the Nasr Road and chanted pro-army and anti-brotherhood slogans in the demonstration they called "The Last Chance Friday".

In Alexandria, hundreds of protesters headed from al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque to the Northern Military Area in the city to demand releasing political prisoners and sacking the chief prosecutor general.

Scores of people including some "Black Bloc" members partially halted traffic at Alexandria's Corniche, an Aswat Masriya witness reported.

Some of the demonstrators also called for the return of the military council to run the country and overthrowing the regime.

Masses of demonstrators marched in Port Said to protest against the rule of Mursi and the Brotherhood days after a court ruling that sentenced 21 to death in the 2012 Port Said football massacre. 

Scores gathered at al-Shoun Square in Gharbiya to protest against the regime while others demonstrated in Tanta's al-Shohadaa Square and chanted anti-Mursi slogans.

Oppositionists and unemployed youths in Suez organised a demonstration in al-Arba'een Square to demand completing the revolution's objectives and providing job opportunities for youth.

They also demanded sacking the governor of Suez and chanted slogans against Mursi.

 

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OCI Workers in Cairo Protest Tax Charge Citing Religious Bias

Hundreds of workers from Orascom Construction Industries (OCIC) protested against the Egyptian government’s accusation that the company owes 14 billion pounds ($2.1 billion) in back taxes, a charge they say threatens their livelihoods.

 

OCI, Egypt’s biggest publicly traded company, is due to resume talks with officials today over the tax claim, which concerns the 2007 sale of its cement business to France’s Lafarge SA. (LG) Billionaire Nassef Sawiris, OCI’s chairman, and his father, Onsi, were banned this month by Egypt’s prosecutor general from traveling and placed on an arrivals watch list. The company denies violating any laws.

The workers rallied outside the company’s Cairo headquarters, blocking traffic from a section of the corniche that leads from the banks of the Nile to Tahrir Square. Dressed in florescent yellow and orange jackets, they held banners that read: “Oh Finance Minister, where is social justice?”, “Bread, Freedom, Sawiris is not a tax evader,” and “100,000 families will lose their income.”

“By asking for this tax, the government wants to close the company and take it over,” said protester Magdi Saber, 35, who has been working at OCI since 2005. “The owner will be forced to pay for it through our livelihoods. The company is being oppressed by the government. We’re here to say: leave this man alone.”

 

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Nouvelles tensions en Égypte après une décision de justice qui ne satisfait personne

Nouvelles tensions en Égypte après une décision de justice qui ne satisfait personne | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Un manifestant est mort samedi 9 mars au Caire lors de heurts avec la police près de la place Tahrir. La victime "est morte asphyxiée" dans l'ambulance où elle avait été transportée après avoir respiré des gaz lacrymogènes tirés par les forces de l'ordre.

Plus tôt, le siège de la Fédération égyptienne de football et des bâtiments appartenant à un club de foot de la police ont été incendiés samedi 9 mars dans la capitale égyptienne. Des violences commises par des supporteurs du club de football cairote al-Ahly, mécontents après une décision de justice qu'ils jugent trop clémente et l'acquittement de plusieurs policiers.

La justice égyptienne avait prononcé dans la matinée des peines de prison et confirmé des condamnations à mort contre des personnes jugées pour un drame survenu en février 2012. 74 personne avaient trouvé la mort, dont une majorité de supporteurs d'al-Ahly, à l'issue d'un match à Port-Saïd (nord-est de l'Égypte) contre l'équipe locale, le club al-Masry. Ce drame -le plus meurtrier du football égyptien- s'était produit après la victoire des locaux. (Huffington post)

 

Plus : http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/2013/03/09/egypte-port-said-caire-violence-jugements-football_n_2843259.html?utm_hp_ref=france

 

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Affrontements quotidiens en Egypte

Affrontements quotidiens en Egypte | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

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La crise économique dans laquelle le pays s’enfonce ne fait qu’exacerber les tensions ces dernières semaines. Une partie de la population se sent notamment trahie par Mohamed Morsi, le président issu des Frères musulmans.

A Port Saïd, les violences ne cessent plus depuis trois jours. Une cinquantaine de personnes auraient été blessées ce mardi. Six personnes avaient été tuées dans la nuit de dimanche à lundi.

http://fr.euronews.com/2013/03/06/affrontements-quotidiens-en-egypte/

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Egypt 'eye sniper' sentenced to three years

Egypt 'eye sniper' sentenced to three years | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

An Egyptian police officer nicknamed the "eye sniper" was on Tuesday sentenced to three years in prison for his involvement in deadly clashes in Cairo in 2011.

Judge Makram Awad of the Cairo criminal court sentenced Mahmud al-Shinnawi to three years for having targeted the eyes of demonstrators during protests on Mohammed Mahmud street, near Cairo's Tahrir Square in November 2011.

The prosecution described Shinnawi's acts as "evil", underlining that the victims "had done nothing but break their silence to demand their legitimate rights" during the protests.

Many protesters in Tahrir were seen in the days following the protests with their eyes bandaged.

Mobile phone footage circulated on the Internet showed Shinnawi aiming at protesters' eyes and another officer telling him, "In his eye! Well done, sir."

 

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Egypte : regain de violences dans le nord du pays

Egypte : regain de violences dans le nord du pays | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

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Des manifestants ont mis le feu à un commissariat à Port Saïd samedi, au moment où le secrétaire d'Etat américain John Kerry arrivait au Caire pour discuter de la transition dans le pays en proie à une grave crise politique.

Le secrétaire d'Etat américain John Kerry est arrivé au Caire. Le but : discuter de la transition dans le pays en proie à une grave crise politique. Mais en parallèle, les manifestations continuent dans tout le pays. Les manifestants ont mis le feu à un commissariat à Port Saïd. Quelque 500 manifestants ont lancé des cocktails molotov et des pierres sur le commissariat de cette ville du nord-est de l'Egypte, provoquant un incendie, et bloqué l'accès aux pompiers, a indiqué le ministère de l'Intérieur dans un communiqué.

Les manifestants s'étaient rassemblés devant le commissariat après des affrontements au cours desquels deux hommes avaient été blessés quand un camion de police a heurté des personnes manifestant un peu plus tôt, a indiqué le ministère. Port Saïd observe un mouvement de désobéissance civile pour la troisième semaine consécutive. (TF1 news)

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Égypte: l'élection ne mettra pas fin aux manifestations

Égypte: l'élection ne mettra pas fin aux manifestations | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Les rues de l'Égypte sont le théâtre de manifestations quotidiennes sur une panoplie de questions sociales allant des conditions de travail aux pénuries de carburant et aux victimes de confrontations violentes de ces dernières années.

Et les élections parlementaires convoquées ce week-end par le président islamiste ont peu de chances de sortir le pays de la tourmente. La course pourra en fait causer davantage de troubles et pousser l'Égypte plus près de l'effondrement économique.

 

Selon le réputé analyste et ancien parlementaire Emad Gad, la vie dans la rue a peu de choses à voir avec l'élection, et les gens qui manifestent le font pour revendiquer de meilleures conditions.

 

Le président islamiste Mohammed Morsi a convoqué des élections parlementaires qui débuteront en avril et se tiendront en quatre étapes jusqu'en juin. La constitution l'obligeait à fixer une date pour le vote samedi.

(...)

 

Mais il semble que l'issue la plus probable soit que les Frères musulmans de M. Morsi et ses alliés ultra-conservateurs Salafi auront de bons résultats lors de l'élection. Les Frères musulmans ont dominé toutes les élections depuis deux ans, depuis la révolte de 2011 qui a chassé du pouvoir l'autocrate Hosni Moubarak.

 

L'opposition la plus séculaire et libérale terminera quant à elle probablement dernière, tout comme elle l'a fait dans d'autres élections.(...)

 

Plus: http://fr-ca.actualites.yahoo.com/%C3%A9gypte-l%C3%A9lection-ne-mettra-pas-fin-aux-manifs-042017082.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CQhgCtRvWIAG.FoAQx.

 

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Égypte: l'élection ne mettra pas fin aux tensions dans la rue

Égypte: l'élection ne mettra pas fin aux tensions dans la rue | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Les rues de l'Égypte sont le théâtre de manifestations quotidiennes sur une panoplie de questions sociales allant des conditions de travail aux pénuries de carburant et aux victimes de confrontations violentes de ces dernières années.

Et les élections parlementaires convoquées ce week-end par le président islamiste ont peu de chances de sortir le pays de la tourmente. La course pourra en fait causer davantage de troubles et pousser l'Égypte plus près de l'effondrement économique.

Selon le réputé analyste et ancien parlementaire Emad Gad, la vie dans la rue a peu de choses à voir avec l'élection, et les gens qui manifestent le font pour revendiquer de meilleures conditions. (98,5 fm Montréal)

 

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Unknown assailants with knives attack Mahalla demonstrators

Unknown assailants with knives attack Mahalla demonstrators | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
group of unknown assailants carrying knives attacked and wounded demonstrators protesting against the president in the city of Mahalla Sunday.

The demonstrators had been blocking the railways and setting fire to rubber tires on the tracks when the assailants attacked them.

The attackers took the demonstrators megaphones, and set a hospital in Shoun Square on fire.

Sources who did not wish to be identified told Al-Masry Al-Youm that shop owners whose businesses were affected by demonstrators blocking of the road had hired the attackers.

 

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Nouveaux heurts entre policiers et manifestants

Des heurts ont éclaté dimanche soir au Caire, entre la police anti-émeute et une centaine de manifestants hostiles au président Mohamed Morsi. Ils s’étaient rassemblés devant le siège des Frères musulmans, pour protester contre l’agression, la veille, de plusieurs militants par des membres de la confrérie. Dimanche, les forces de sécurité à bord de leur fourgon ont riposté aux jets de pierres en lançant des bombes lacrymogènes, cherchant à disperser la foule en colère. Les manifestants ont en effet mis le feu à des pneus de voiture et des planches de bois au milieu de la route, incendiant plusieurs arbres aux alentours.

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Egypte: heurts lors d'une manifestation devant le siège des Frères musulmans

Egypte: heurts lors d'une manifestation devant le siège des Frères musulmans | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Des heurts ont éclaté dimanche soir entre la police anti-émeute et des manifestants hostiles au président Mohamed Morsi et la confrérie des Frères musulmans dont il est issu, devant le siège de la confrérie au Caire, selon des témoins.

Les violences ont éclaté après que des centaines de manifestants se sont rassemblés pour protester contre l'agression par des membres des Frères musulmans de plusieurs militants qui taguaient les murs devant le siège de la confrérie samedi soir.

A bord de leurs fourgons, les forces de sécurité ont poursuivi les manifestants qui jetaient des pierres et on lancé des bombes lacrymogènes pour les disperser.

Les manifestants ont mis le feu à des pneus de voiture et des planches de bois au milieu de la route, et certains arbres aux alentours ont été incendiés.

(AFP, via TV5 monde)

 

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Les habitants de Sohag protestent contre Morsi lors de sa visite أهالي (& vidéo) سوهاج يتظاهرون ضد زيارة مرسي ويطالبونه بالرحي

Les habitants de Sohag protestent contre Morsi lors de sa visite أهالي (& vidéo) سوهاج يتظاهرون ضد زيارة مرسي ويطالبونه بالرحي | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Plusieurs citoyens et activistes du Gouvernorat de Sohag ont organisé des protestations lors de la visite du Président Morsi, réclamant son départ et la chute du Guide spirituel de la Confrérie des FM.

 

La police a eu recours aux bombes lacrymogènes pour disperser les manifestants, parmi lesquels on a compté de nombreux blessés. Morsi avait inauguré lors de sa visite plusieurs projets dans le gouvernorat, et a également présidé une mini- réunion ministérielle, en présence du Premier ministre

 

Le Procureur Général

D'autre part, le Procureur a sû quitter son bureau à la « Haute Cour » (Dar el Kadaa el Aly), sur recommandation de la sécurité,  en prévision d’éventuelles émeutes ou violences de la part des supporters du club "Ultras" qui devaient arriver à Dar el Kadaa el Aly  pour protester contre la décision d’'incarcération de 38 de leurs collègues à Shebin el Kom, Menoufia.

 

نظم العديد من أهالي محافظة سوهاج والحركات السياسية الثورية، وقفة احتجاجية ضد زيارة الرئيس محمد مرسي ...

 

http://www.alarabiya.net/ar/arab-and-world/egypt/2013/03/16/أهالي-سوهاج-يتظاهرون-ضد-زيارة-مرسي-ويطالبونه-بالرحيل.html#

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Friday protests against Morsy, poor economy sweep nation

Friday protests against Morsy, poor economy sweep nation | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Thousands across the nation took to the streets on Friday to protest against deteriorating economic conditions under the rule of President Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood.

In Port Said, around 3,000 Ultras Masrawy staged a march on 23 July Street in the Monakh neighborhood, protesting the deadly clashes of 26 January 2013. They chanted slogans against Morsy and the televised speech he delivered Thursday evening, saying that his statement did not give any solutions to the problem. The protesters declared they would continue civil disobedience against the Morsy administration. They also denounced the delegation of Port Said residents that met with Morsy in Cairo on Thursday, putting their names on a banner and labeling them as traitors.

Dozens of unemployed youth and revolutionary forces protested in Suez on Friday afternoon, taking to Arbaeen Square to demand more jobs and the sacking of the Suez governor. They chanted against Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood, saying, "Unemployment remains the same, down with the Brothers' authority.”

The protesters stressed they would continue to demonstrate until the goals of the revolution were achieved.

In Alexandria, dozens protested in front of the Al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque after Friday prayers, demanding the dissolution of Prime Minister Hisham Qandil's Cabinet. Protesters were divided into two marches. The first called for a national salvation government to run the country and to hold early presidential elections, while the second called for a military coup against Morsy. The second march headed to the northern military region, chanting,"The people want the army anew," and "The people and the army are one hand."

In Gharbiya, dozens of activists staged a protest outside the governorate's headquarters in Shohada Square in Tanta to demand the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood, and to demand retribution for the death of activist Mohamed al-Gendy. CSF troops and armored vehicles were deployed in anticipation of potential violence.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt independent)


http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/friday-protests-against-morsy-poor-economy-sweep-nation

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Children of the revolution: Youth wage street battles

Children of the revolution: Youth wage street battles | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Heba Afify : Egypt independent 

As the firing of a tear gas canister signaled the renewal of clashes on Qasr al-Nil Bridge, two 15-year-olds stood close to the front line in their school uniforms and backpacks. They didn’t budge, even as passers-by ran away from the rising gas.

Standing their ground, they explained that they come to the site of the clashes every day after school. They said they do so for the sake of the revolution — and if they die, they will be martyrs.

Since January, protesters and police have engaged in intermittent battles just off this iconic bridge, at the start of the typically tranquil Garden City Nile Corniche.

The sporadic clashes have turned deadly some nights. Still, the site has become something of an after-school hangout for many children and young teenagers, who were in a common lesson-skipping drive and rigid classrooms’ escapade. In a way, the clashes became a site for an anti-system of some sort.

Along with some street children, they spend most of the day engaging in confrontations with security forces.

This particular demographic is not entirely new to the scene. The street children and school-age kids — some as young as 7 — who are involved in the Nile Corniche clashes have joined older protesters and activists in similar battles with security forces in the two years since the 2011 uprising.

Now, in the absence of older protesters, these children dominate the scene, facing dangers unthinkable for their young age.

Despite attempts to use the same big words they’ve heard older revolutionaries speak, their answers reflect both innocence and utter oblivion to the severity of the life-threatening risks they take just by being in the area.

Their mixed motivations for returning daily to the front line ranges from feeling they have a unique and important role to play in protecting the revolution, and a less glorious, childish urge to be part of the exciting grown-up game of clashes.

 

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Egypte : Manifestations antiaméricaines à Alexandrie

Egypte : Manifestations antiaméricaines à Alexandrie | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
En protestation contre les ingérences des Etats-Unis, un groupe d’égyptien ont manifesté.   

Ces manifestations ont eu lieu, hier, mardi, dans la province d’Alexandrie, dans le Nord de l’Egypte pour condamner les ingérences américaines, a rapporté, aujourd’hui, mercredi, le site Al-Masry Al-Youm.

 

Nombre d’activistes ont participé à ces manifestations. Les manifestants ont, également, scandé des slogans, condamnant le soutien des Etats-Unis aux crimes du régime sioniste. La mosquée d’al-Aqsa appartient à tous les musulmans et les sionistes n’y ont aucun droit, criaient les manifestants

 

http://french.irib.ir/info/moyen-orient/item/246959-manifestations-antiam%C3%A9ricaines-%C3%A0-alexandrie

 

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Civisme: « Ashab makane », les jeunes passent à l’action

Civisme: « Ashab makane », les jeunes passent à l’action | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Face au harcèlement, aux incivilités, aux insultes et aux autres scènes quotidiennes, des jeunes ont décidé d’agir. Apolitiques, ils souhaitent avant tout faire évoluer les mentalités en agissant sur le terrain.

Ils sont jeunes, militent dans la rue et se déclarent non politisés. On les trouve dans la station de métro Gamal Abdel-Nasser organisant la montée et la descente des passagers, ou bien dans la rue Ramsès arrêtant les passants et les voitures. Ils attirent les regards, distribuent des tracts et sont repérables grâce à leurs t-shirts imprimés de visages souriants, de mots sarcastiques et surtout d’un grand « Utopie ». Les passants ont d’abord été surpris. Mais peu à peu ils se sont accoutumés à leur présence et ont répondu à leurs aspirations.

En fait, il s’agit d’un groupe de jeunes étudiants qui a lancé une campagne sur Facebook intitulée «Ashab makane » (maîtres des lieux). Leur mission est de construire la nouvelle Egypte qui ne se fera, selon eux, qu’à travers une révolution des mentalités. Une révolution capable de sauver le pays de la situation difficile qu’il traverse et de faire en sorte que la patrie passe avant toute autre considération.

En guise de protestation contre la passivité, le chaos et les incivilités qui ne cessent de croître, ces bénévoles ont décidé de faire preuve de patriotisme. Mais à leur manière. « Le pays est le nôtre », «Sauve ton pays », tels sont les slogans de la campagne lancée non seulement sur les réseaux sociaux, mais aussi sur des pancartes dans les rues. (Chahinaz Gheith/Al-Ahram Hebdo)


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Youth activists protest against colleague's disappearance

Youth activists protest against colleague's disappearance | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Dozens of April 6 Youth-Democratic Front members marched to Tahrir Square Tuesday, following a protest outside the prosecutor generals office denouncing the disappearance of member Khaled al-Aqqad.

The protesters chanted against the government, Prime Minister Hesham Qandil's Cabinet and Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim. They also demanded an investigation into Aqqad's disappearance.

Others called for the boycott of elections and purging state institutions of corruption.

Aqqad disappeared after refusing to spy for the National Security Agency, said member Sherif al-Rouby.

The groups spokesperson Mohamed Youssef told Al-Masry Al-Youm his group is working on ways to force officials to reveal what happened to Aqqad.

Dozens more activists staged a protest outside the NSA headquarters in Nasr City in support of Aqqad that same evening.

 

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Manifestations en Egypte : 1 mort, plusieurs blessés

Les manifestations se sont multipliées en Egypte ces derniers jours. Des centaines d’Egyptiens sont descendus dans les rues au Caire, la capitale vendredi, pour exiger que le président, Mohamed Morsi démissionne.

Les manifestants en ont également appelé à l’armée égyptienne pour diriger le pays, affirmant qu’ils voulaient qu’elle se prononce sur la situation.

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Clashes over calls for civil disobedience in Egypt's Nile Delta

Clashes between security forces and both opponents and supporters of calls for civil disobedience continued for the third day in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura on Monday.

 

 

The clashes took place in front of the governorate headquarters, as protesters attempted to stop employees from entering the building.

Security forces used large amounts of teargas, leaving several protesters with breathing difficulties.

The calls for civil disobedience in the Nile Delta city started on Saturday when anti-government protesters blocked off the main roads in the city, including building a wall in one place to stop traffic.

Flyers were distributed across the city calling for the campaign, although those behind the calls did not identify themselves. The flyers stressed that the campaign is a legitimate way for citizens to peacefully express their grievances.

The governor of Daqahilya, Judge Mohamed Abdel-Qader, denied that civil disobedience had been taking place in Mansoura, stressing that the work is moving smoothly in all the cities of the governorates and all governmental institutes.

Prime Minister Hisham Qandil, speaking on Sunday, also denied any incidents of civil disobedience in any Egyptian city.

Last week, residents of the Suez Canal city of Port Said launched a civil disobedience for almost a week in protest as what they described as increased marginalisation as well as the death sentences handed to 21 locals in the Port Said football killings trial.

In the Nile Delta city of Mahalla, in Gharbiya governorate, hundreds went on strike and blockaded the main routes into the city on Sunday as part of a campaign of civil disobedience.

A campaign of civil disobedience was also carried out in the village of Tahsin in Daqahliya governorate in September 2012, in protest at government neglect and a lack of infrastructure. (Ahram Online)

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Egypt: Amend Draft Demonstrations Law | Human Rights Watch

Egypt: Amend Draft Demonstrations Law | Human Rights Watch | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

(New York)- The government-proposed draft law in Egyptconcerning public demonstrations would severely limit the right to peaceful public assembly and is open to abuse by police, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the president and the Justice Ministry.

 

The letter outlines concerns with the draft law in light of Egypt’s human rights obligations and international legal standards, and urges the government to make amendments. The Justice Ministry drafted the “Law on the Protection of the Right to Peacefully Demonstrate in Public Places.”  The cabinet approved the final draft on February 12, 2013, and submitted the bill to the Shura Council, Egypt’s legislative body, on February 17. 

 

“This law as drafted would severely restrict one of the key human rights that determine Egyptians’ ability to continue to call for bread, freedom, and social justice,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “Governments have a right to regulate demonstrations, but not to ban them for spurious reasons or to keep them out of sight and sound of every government building.”

 

It is unclear when the law might pass as the legislative agenda, procedures and time frame of the Shura Council are opaque. In an interview with the independent Egyptian daily Al Shorouk on February 19, the president of the Shura Council, Ahmad Fahmy, said, “There is no law that is urgent apart from the elections… I am in favor of limiting legislation as much as possible until the election of the House of Representatives.”

 

Key concerns in the draft law are vague terms in article 4 prohibiting demonstrations that interfere with “citizens’ interests,” or that halt traffic or interfere with the right to work (....).

 

Article 9 of the draft law would effectively bar demonstrators from coming within 200 meters of any national government, legislative or judicial building, as well as local government buildings. That restriction would place demonstrators out of sound and sight of virtually every official in the country, Human Rights Watch said.(...)

 

The draft law also lists a set of crimes in article 13 that are already fully criminalized by the penal code, such as assault or destruction of private or public property, imposes an additional penalty of a minimum of one week in prison, and an excessive fine of 20,000-50,000 EGP (US$3,000-7,400) for any violation of article 13. Article 13 also bans protesters from wearing masks or covering their faces, which would clearly discriminate against Egyptian women who wear the niqab.

 

More on: http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/02/25/egypt-amend-draft-demonstrations-law

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Civil disobedience grips Cairo as protests rock the rest of Egypt

Civil disobedience grips Cairo as protests rock the rest of Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Protesters on Sunday blocked the doors to Cairo's main administrative building as part of a growing campaign of civil disobedience around the country against President Mohamed Mursi.

A group of protesters closed the doors of the Mugamma, a massive labyrinth of bureaucratic offices on the edge of Tahrir Square, leaving only a side exit for employees to leave, emploees told AFP.

“This is a call for civil disobedience... We want the implementation of the goals of the revolution such as social justice as well as a delay of parliamentary elections” which is set for April 22, one of the protesters told AFP, declining to give his name.

“We must break the monopoly of the state by Brotherhood,” he added, referring to Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood who is currently in office. (...)

 

Outside the Mugamma, the protesters threatened to extend their protest, adding that the next step could be to close down the television building which also houses the information ministry.

In the northern city of Kafr el-Sheikh, hundreds of quarry workers stormed the governorate headquarters to protest against working conditions and forced employees  out of the building, chanting against governor Saad al-Husseini, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.(...)

 

 

More on: http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2013/02/24/268120.html

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