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Nelasītas ziņa tas_pats_lv » 05 Jūl 2011 15:36

Egypt clashes after police released on bail
Riots in Cairo after seven police officers accused of killing protesters during uprising are freed
Associated Press
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 5 July 2011 09.56 BST
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/ju ... e-released
Protams, visai demokrātiskajai pasaulei ir pie "vienas vietas", kas notiek Ēģiptē, ko tā apcerēja Godmanis (pēc atkāpšanās), pēc "Tvīteru revolūcijas". Bet notikumi turpina attīstīties :) Jau kādu mēnesi visu laiku ir ziņas par demonstrantu un policijas sadursmēm.

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Nelasītas ziņa tas_pats_lv » 09 Okt 2011 21:30

Oct 9, 3:19 PM EDT
Riots erupt as Christians protest in Cairo, 6 dead
By MAGGIE MICHAEL
Associated Press
CAIRO (AP) -- Fierce clashes erupted Sunday between Christians protesting a recent attack on a church and the Egyptian military, leaving six people dead, security and hospital officials said.
They said the dead included four protesters and two soldiers and 40 people were injured in the riots outside the state television building along the Nile in Cairo. 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.
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ ... 9-13-27-33

Rets gadījums, kad Xistieši dumpojas. :)

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Nelasītas ziņa tas_pats_lv » 02 Nov 2011 14:51

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... arak-jails
After Egypt's revolution, I never expected to be back in Mubarak's jails
I have been locked up, again on a set of flimsy charges, five years after imprisonment for supporting the judiciary

Alaa Abd El Fattah
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 2 November 2011 11.28 GMT

As soon as they learned I was one of the "young people of the revolution" they started to curse out the revolution and how it had failed to clean up the ministry of the interior. I spend my first two days listening to stories of torture at the hands of a police force that insists on not being reformed; that takes out its defeat on the bodies of the poor and the helpless.

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Nelasītas ziņa tas_pats_lv » 18 Dec 2011 21:39

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Egypt clashes continue into third day as army cracks down
Outrage over abuse of women targeted in Tahrir Square as 10 people die and 441 are wounded in latest violence

Troops and protesters are clashing for the third straight day in Cairo, pelting each other with rocks in skirmishes near parliament in the heart of the Egyptian capital.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/de ... -day-three

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Nelasītas ziņa tas_pats_lv » 23 Jan 2012 17:08

Egypt election results put Muslim Brotherhood ahead
Analysts says preliminary results suggest Freedom and Justice party could win as many 40% of seats in new legislature
Jack Shenker in Cairo
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 30 November 2011 18.14 GMT
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/no ... intcmp=239
Political Islamists look likely to dominate Egypt's first post-Mubarak parliament, with sweeping victories for religious parties predicted in the first round of elections.

With preliminary results trickling through from Cairo, Alexandria and seven other regions, the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice party seems set to emerge as the biggest winner, with some analysts estimating it will capture about 40% of seats in the new legislature. Al-Nour, a more conservative Salafist party, looks likely to secure second place.

Despite some notable individual triumphs, Egypt's liberal and leftist political forces appear to have fallen short compared with their rivals, though the Egyptian Bloc – a largely secular alliance headed by the billionaire telecoms tycoon Naguib Sawiris – will be encouraged by its strong showing in certain districts in the capital.

Official results from the first round will not be announced until Thursday , before a series of runoff ballots on Monday. Under a complex electoral system, the country is voting in three regional phases, with final results for the lower house of parliament arriving on 13 January and for the upper house on 14 March.

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Nelasītas ziņa tas_pats_lv » 31 Mar 2012 13:41

In the name of God
By Rania Al Malky March 30, 2012, 8:53 pm

CAIRO: The future of Egypt is on the brink of an Islamist abyss. The Freedom and Justice Party’s tattered poker-faced mask has finally fallen, revealing the bloody fangs of a power hungry vampire, intent on destroying anything that stands between it and its evil, Quran-wielding project to turn Egypt into medieval Afghanistan.

So they say.

Once again the Egyptian political street is polarized over issues that, on the surface appear to be different from earlier standoffs, but upon closer inspection are merely new facets of the same ongoing tug-of-war whose seeds were sown in the heart of the “glorious” 18-day uprising.
The fact is, the FJP is no vampire, and its naysayers are no haloed angels. What is happening in Egypt at the moment is also no surprise. The hair-tearing, red-faced “liberals” who didn’t see it coming are clearly unversed in the vicissitudes of revolutions. Naturally the Islamists were going to fill the void created by the fall of the regime, and just as naturally, the ruling military council was going to try to manipulate the transitional period to serve its interests.
The standoff between Islamists and non-Islamists over the formation of the Constituent Assembly, as well as the contrived crisis between the FJP and SCAF over the issuing of a no-confidence vote against cabinet, are mere manifestations of a head-butting match between the two over Egypt’s next president. What else would explain the FJP’s U-turn on their initial announcement not to field a presidential candidate?
What is happening today is an extension of an earlier debate over the supra-constitutional principals through which the military tried to impose its guardianship over the so-called “civil nature” of the state as a pretext to shield its economic activity from public oversight and protect its leaders from criminal accountability. In that SCAF was supported by “extreme liberals” who, as is the case now, would rather keep SCAF at the helm than see Islamists in power, and are today calling for SCAF intervention to defuse the crisis.
The FJP has been weighing its options from day one, planning diligently on how to navigate potential pitfalls, working double time to impose a reality on the ground, through legitimate means, through the ballot box, to give the party the leverage it seeks, not only with SCAF, but sadly also with Egypt’s moderate liberals.

Therein lay the seeds of the FJP’s guaranteed future undoing.

A conflict with a wide spectrum of non-Islamists, including liberals, triggered by the controversial formation of the Constituent Assembly, in which Islamists, led by the FJP and the Salafi Al-Nour Party, control almost 60 percent of the 100-member panel, was a golden opportunity for Islamist forces to prove that to which they've been paying lip service for over a year. Consensus-building is not impossible if there is genuine will; but neither is the decision to dominate the political space, and the numbers prove it.
Of the 50 panel members allotted to sitting MPs, 25 are FJP, while 11 belong to Al-Nour. The remaining 14 are a motley crew of independents and FJP allies, whose existence on the assembly carries some weight, but clearly not enough weight to influence the balance of power.
Over 25 of the 50 members elected from outside parliament are also Islamists, meaning that only 40 percent of “others” are represented in the body tasked with writing the constitution. To compound the problem, over 20 percent of those 40 have walked out in objection, not to mention a boycott of the assembly by the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, the Free Egyptians Party, Al-Wafd Party and even Al-Azhar, the Coptic Church and the Supreme Constitutional Panel. All have rejected much more than the Islamist hegemony; they criticized the lack of sufficient criteria regulating the representation of a diverse Egyptian society whether ethnically, religiously, professionally, socially or gender-wise.
While Coptic representation was at six members, reflecting a calculated adherence to the lowest estimate of Egypt’s Christian population (generally put at between six and 10 percent), the representation of women is even more of a disgrace, also sealed at six who mysteriously fail to include some of the most outspoken social and political female actors such as Justices Noha El-Zeini and Tahani El-Gibali, any recognizable women’s rights advocates or even one of a handful of political players like Gamila Ismail.
To build consensus over the constitution, the Islamists must give up at least ten of their seats on the panel to the benefit of non-Islamists, and sectors that were not even represented in the first place, like the Nubians, for instance. While a such a solution may have been reached, according to news reports on Thursday, the effectiveness of it is still questionable, considering the fact that those replacing the Islamists are restricted to an already elected list of substitute members. So fundamentally not much has changed. Besides, replacing only 10 members is simply not enough and does not guarantee to fill the gaping hole of unrepresentated or under-represented sectors of society.
Talk of the illegitimacy of a “dictatorship of the minority” (who indeed have a knack for shooting themselves in the foot) by some FJP members is all well and good, as long as the “majority” on its part stops speaking in the name of God. This was never a fair fight from the start (partly because there is no coherent viable alternative) and even though the Islamists have toiled for decades to reach where they are today, they have a moral obligation to ensure that all Egyptians are involved and empowered in this crucial milestone in our history. It would be a grave mistake to seek a total monopoly on all the reins of power today because the sure failure that will ensue will fall squarely on their shoulders as well.
My advice to the FJP: drop the presidency, back-peddle on the Constituent Assembly and remember that SCAF is your enemy, so don’t lose your friends for a pact with the devil.
Rania Al Malky is the Chief Editor of Daily News Egypt.

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