Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Sentencing those Egyptian girls was an injustice...

Last week, an Egyptian court sentenced 14 Egyptian girls, including juveniles, to 11 years in prison because they participated in a protest. This decision takes us back to eras we thought we had left behind.

The fact that security forces that opened fire on protesters, killing hundreds, were not held accountable and that girls who carried balloons bearing the Rabaa sign in protest were sentenced to jail is one shocking step backwards.

Also last week, activist and blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah, who was jailed during Hosni Mubarak’s reign, and who is known for his credibility and integrity, was arrested because he called for protests via the internet. What does arresting him signify?

According to these detention standards, Egyptian prisons will not accommodate all those who call for protests as there are so many who do so via Twitter and Facebook.

This farce in Egypt leaves us in a state of shock and disbelief. Full story...

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