After that revolution ousted the monarchical system and put an end to those trailing behind it and other remnants, Egypt began a new era in a republican system differing quite a bit from the system that preceded it, “the military system.” But was it really different or did it actually bear much similarity to the previous system?
The decisive issue for Tahrir Square right now is disarmament. We stand before a bloc of the country that does not want any more dead or wounded. They want the parliamentary and presidential elections to be held on time.
A number of independent trade unions, political parties, and activist and popular groups launched a campaign to challenge the law criminalizing suspicious protests and the transferring of civilians to military courts.
- The immediate termination of military trials for civilians and the release of those held in custody while awaiting trial. Their sentences should be overturned, and those convicted should be re-tried before regular civilian judges.
Councilor Ahmad Makki, first deputy of the Court of Cassation, says: The Supreme Judicial Council has no authority over the judges. He added that the Supreme Judicial Council’s statement in this regard was directed towards the media and not the judges
They are the true Free Officers, the officers of Friday April 8th (the Friday of Judgment and Purification). They are definitely not the officers of 1952, the ones that led a military coup and arrived at the seat of power through the force of arms, then clung to the reins of power since that day, and have been dividing the rule of Egypt among themselves up until now.
We refused presidential orders to annihilate the protestors and obliterate Tahrir Square.
On Thursday, 28/7/2011, six months will have passed since the army was deployed in Egypt on Friday 28/1/2011. This is the period of time after which the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces promised it would hand power over to civil rule. And with thanks to the Council for all its work during these six months, I hope that it will be true to its word, make up its mind, and leave me to my fate with civil governance, devoting itself instead to its job. The army protects; it doesn’t govern.
The emergence of millions of Egyptians on Friday, the eighth of July, in more than eighteen of Egypt’s governorates, and likewise the sit-in that continued after that in a number of squares confirms several important facts.
Let’s look into the trap set for the Revolution and try to uncover what is hidden..
Of course everyone knows about what happened the day before yesterday and yesterday to the families of the Martyrs.. I will tell you what happened in detail and pose important questions about important matters. I want to engage minds and begin research and thought processes in order to arrive at correct and convincing opinions about everything.. The beginning of this story is a foundation called the Shihab Foundation, which is a charitable association. It is not well-known.
If you were really Egyptian, would you want to see your father, brother, sister, friend, neighbor, or even a stranger on the street sacrificed to the tragedy that are military trials?!
Would you stand to see criminals of the former regime get civil trials while people who stood up for our revolution are being sentenced by military rules?!
We won’t stand for it. We say no. And if you were really Egyptian you wouldn’t tolerate what’s happening. You too would say no. No to military trials for civilians.