Monday,19 March, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1246, (14 - 20 May 2015)
Monday,19 March, 2018
Issue 1246, (14 - 20 May 2015)

Ahram Weekly


Compiled by Doaa El-Bey

Al-Ahram Weekly

Back to Jail

“Since we entered the vicious circles of trials and retrials, I have called for paying fines rather than serving prison sentences whether by members of the Mubarak or the Morsi regime. We gain nothing from jailing Murabak or his sons. That does not mean that we exempt them from jail. I just want to emphasise that the fine should be given priority.”

Mohamed Amin, Al-Masry Al-Youm

Red light

“The power cut in Maspero should not pass unnoticed though no one felt it and it affected no one. Nonetheless it showed how the public television channels no longer have any real presence except when they exclusively air a football match or a speech by President Al-Sisi.”

Hazem Al-Hadidi, Al-Akhbar

Victory Day

“By participating in the Russian Victory Day celebrations, President Al-Sisi wants to deliver a few messages. First, Egypt stands by those who support it. Secondly, Egypt will no longer be subordinate to Washington and the West. Thirdly, our strong and strategic relations with the Gulf will not be at the expense of our independence.”

Mai Azzam, Al-Tahrir

Egyptian Essence:

5.1 per cent of Egyptians die because of unclean water

“A WHO report in 2008 concluded that the death of 5.1 per cent of Egyptians is directly related to water and 6.5 per cent of chronic diseases and disabilities are caused by contaminated water.”



“The Lady of the Airport is a story that merits contemplation. It shows how some Egyptians still believe that they are above the state. They do not all belong to the richest and most influential group. However, the virus of contempt for the state has hit the richest group and their followers. In short, at present, the image of the state is in jeopardy.”  
Hani Raslan

“Mubarak and his sons are thieves and killers with or without a sentence. The Egyptian judiciary is politicised and dependent whether Mubarak is jailed or not. Change took place in this country after 25 January. Although this change is not enough to reform the state structure and institutions, it is enough to change the minds of some people including me. If these people feel that the state needs reform, it would be a shame if they kept quiet, shut their eyes or retreated into depression.”  
Ziad Akl


Jano Charbel @JanoCharbel  
Court upholds #Mubarak’s sentence, dictator may soon be released from 5-star hospital suite.

Hasan Sari @HasanSari7
After today’s new court sentence, Mubarak was sent to military hospital, sons Jamal and Alaa’ to Torra Prison - #Egyptian security source.

John Ehrlich @newsneighbor  
#Egypt’s state television channels stop broadcasting. Claims power cut.

Ahmed Naguib @ahmednaguib  
In this day and age, I think that the only people who watch #Maspero channels are Maspero employees only.

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