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Current issue | Issue 1231, (29 January - 4 February 2015)
Friday,17 August, 2018
Issue 1231, (29 January - 4 February 2015)

Ahram Weekly


Compiled by Doaa El-Bey

Al-Ahram Weekly

1924: The first Egyptian parliament

“On 12 January 1924, the first parliamentary elections were held. The Wafd Party achieved a landslide majority, winning 195 out of 264 seats. Al-Ahrar Al-Destoureyeen won two seats and, so did the old National Democratic Party. The remaining 15 seats were won by independent candidates.”    Al-Wafd         

Why was Al-Sabbagh killed?
“Why was Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh killed? Was she a member of the MB? No, she believed in socialism. Did she carry weapons? No, she carried flowers in remembrance of the martyrs of the January Revolution. Did she carry Molotovs? No, she carried a memory of the dream of millions who raised the slogan ‘Bread, freedom, social justice, human dignity’. She died because the street cannot stand any more protests. If you review the officials’ statements, this is the reason she died.”
Mahmoud Khalil, Al-Watan  


No peaceful celebration
“At a time when the people were celebrating, or were supposed to be celebrating, the 25 January Revolution peacefully in the squares, MB supporters came up with plans for terrorism and indulged their grudge against Egyptians, wanting to punish them for toppling the MB regime whether in Egypt or in the Arab region. The MB has no doctrine except that of violence and terrorism.”
Adel Al-Sanhouri, Al-Youm Al-Sabei


Peaceful handover
“The peaceful handover of power in Saudi Arabia on the death of King Abdullah is in the interest of Egyptian as well as Arab national security. Stability in Saudi Arabia in the coming phase is very important, especially since the enemies are not even hiding their intention to break up Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region and rebuild it according to Iranian and US interests.”
Emadeddin Hussein, Al-Shorouk


“For those who ask why she [Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh] was killed while protesting peacefully with flowers, maybe because they do not want sensible young people [to represent the revolution]. They want the rash characters that drive people away from them. That is the only logical explanation.”
Hazem Hosny

“The revolution will carry on. 25 Janaury 2015.”
Khaled Fahmi


Mona Eltahawy @monaeltahawy  
Rest in power, Shaimaa el-Sabbagh, 32, labour rights activist and poet #Egypt.

Kareem Fahim @kfahim  
“We need a clear answer: Who killed Shaimaa Sabbagh?” Lamees Hadidi asked, as though it were a mystery.”

Azzam Tamimi @AzzamTamimi  
Today, 25 January, is the 4th anniversary of #Egypt’s aborted uprising. May we see today the spark of a new revolutionary wave! Amen.

Alexander Marquardt @MarquardtA  
#Egypt’s news agency MENA confirms the release of Mubarak’s two sons Alaa and Gamal from prison, day after anniversary of #Jan25 revolution.

Dareen Abughaida @DareenAG  
Alaa & Gamal Mubarak freed from prison while our guys are still behind bars. Free them #egypt.

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