Hazem Ghorab, director of Misr25 channel, called upon all Egyptian satellite channels and journalists to show professionalism and integrity, stop chanting the same partisan lyrics, quit attempts to exclude the competition, and cease their efforts to distort the image of any political party or faction with twisted facts or half-truths.
Dr. Mohamed Morsi, Chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), stated that the meeting of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) with the political stakeholders, today, resulted in agreement on several points, most important of which are: “Accepting the resignation of the Government of Essam Sharaf, forming a national salvation government, confirming parliamentary elections are to be held on time â€“ next Monday, confirming handover of power to elected civilian authority no later than the first of July 2012, and preparing a draft law to regulate the procedures for presidential elections.”
As I write this article, news has surfaced that the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhoodâ€™s political wing, will not use the Brotherhoodâ€™s famous motto â€œIslam is the Solutionâ€ in their political campaigns.
A lot of people in Washington seem to think so, though they are talking about it quietly so far. Their fears are specific: that the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic fundamentalist parties will take power when Egyptâ€™s first democratic elections are held later this year;
Dr. Abdul Basset Al-Thaher organizer for the â€œAzhar University Teachers Reform clubâ€ called on Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb to set up a committee head by the Azhar Universityâ€™s president Dr. Ossama Al-Abd to run elections for all the posts in the university and not only for the vacant ones.
Coptic intellectual and former MP Gamal Assa’d rejected a US report on religious freedoms which labelled Egypt for the first time as a â€œcountry of particular concern,â€ citing â€œsystematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedomâ€ and for downgrading the country from the â€œwatch listâ€ status.
The Egyptian military authoritiesâ€™ expansion of the emergency law is the greatest erosion of human rights since the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year, Amnesty International said today.
(New York) â€“ Since it took over patrolling the streets from the police on January 28, 2011, Egyptâ€™s military has arrested almost 12,000 civilians and brought them before military tribunals, Human Rights Watch said today.
Our revolution is passing through one of its most critical phases, as our people prepare to hold the elections for a national constituent assembly, while dangers multiply threatening this national gain, through widening security failures and the rise of calls with ambiguous motives and aims for holding a referendum in parallel with the constituent assembly elections.
The Arab Network for Human Rights Information published the following testimony by an Egyptian citizen living in Germany who received military sentence of 3 years after raising a banner demanding the cleaning of Hurgada during a holiday there.