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Current issue | Issue 1224, (4 - 10 December 2014)
Tuesday,24 October, 2017
Issue 1224, (4 - 10 December 2014)

Ahram Weekly

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey

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Al-Ahram Weekly

Death toll reaches six

Three people have died in the past week after contracting the H5N1 avian influenza virus in Egypt raising the death toll to six, the Health Ministry said. Egypt has now confirmed 11 cases of the virus in people this year, including the six who have died.


A big question  

“Then who killed the protesters?” Al-Shorouk
“Then who killed our children?” Al-Watan  
“The question still awaits an answer, who is the killer?” Al-Ahram


The next chapter

“I expect that Mubarak’s acquittal will be used by the Muslim Brotherhood and their supporters to avenge the present regime. However the most important question remains: who killed the protesters? That question needs an independent investigation committee to answer. As long as there is a dead person there is a killer.”
Emadeddin Adib, Al-Watan


A political trial

“The desired political trial of Mubarak should not only be for killing protesters but also for all aspects of corruption that led to the 25 January Revolution in addition to all the crimes that took place during his reign starting from the sunken ferry to privatisation, carcinogenic pesticides and finally the succession issue that was the cause of all what happened.”
Al-Ahram


Egyptian Essence: 100 sessions, 500 million pounds

“Mubarak’s trial lasted for 100 sessions before the final verdict was issued, 25 of which were closed, 45 in the first phase and 55 after the appeal. The overall cost of the sessions reached LE500 million.”
Al-Shorouk


Facebook

“Mubarak was not tried for the proper charge, I mean, for being the head of a corrupt regime that denied all citizenship rights and gave a gang of greedy businessmen free reign under the sponsorship of the heir… It is important to remember that the two great people’s revolutions on 25 January and 30 June toppled two regimes. But they did not set up a new regime that has one aim: establishing the state of citizenship, a state for all Egyptians that respects and protects their political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights.”
Taha Abdel-Alim

“I have a naïve question: can we hold a political trial for Mubarak, his entourage, his corrupt political party, and his businessmen now to guarantee that they will not be elected in the next parliament? Let it be a popular trial or any other form.”  
Mervat Sedik


Twitter

Fadi Al-Qadi @fqadi
Slap in the face: they’re protesting #Mubarak ruling as they grew thinking revolution is about fairness and justice.

Bel Trew @Beltrew
Worrying how many people — from the older generation — have told me protesters killed each other in #Jan25 revolution after #Mubarak acquittal.

Middle East Eye @MiddleEastEye
Is Mubarak’s acquittal an opportunity for Egyptian protesters to regroup & rise up again? @emadshahin thinks it may be.

Reza Moradi @RezaMoradi  
This is why a revolution must destroy the whole old system... Mubarak murder charges dropped.

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