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Can Egyptians be silenced? Can peaceful protests be criminalized?

Egypt President Sisi took power by a military coup against the Moslem Brotherhood one year reign on Egypt politics. After Hosni Moubarak was demoted by mass uprising, USA pressured to have a quick election without any preparation for the other emerging mass organizers to constitute political parties for any election.

Hillary Clinton admitted that US policy was to hand over Egypt to the Moslem Brotherhood by any means.

Since then, Sisi has been cracking down on any free expressions and assembling of citizens. Even after his second mandate without any opponents (the potential candidates were sent to jail)

Note: Apparently, the Moslem Brotherhood Morsi ex-president is dying in his jail

Dalia Hashad – Avaaz.org

 

11:32 AM (8 hours ago)

 

Dear friends,

The government has just passed a new law that seeks to silence all Egyptians and authorizes the police to violently crackdown on public meetings. But in the last three years we have shown that if enough of us join together to raise our voices, we can get action. Join the urgent call to interim President Mansour and government ministers to withdraw this outrageous gag bill:

SIGN THE PETITION

The Egyptian government just passed a law that criminalises peaceful protest and authorises the police to violently disperse public meetings. It’s up to us to stop it before there is more bloodshed.

In the last three years people’s protest has been the driving force of huge change. We know if enough of us come together we can get this outrageous law revoked. Let’s not let them gag people now.

This law doesn’t help Egypt, it’s a law to silence everyone. People have sacrificed too much, to surrender the freedom to gather in the streets. Let’s build a massive petition — click to tell President Mansour and government ministers to revoke the gag law now and then share this with everyone:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/law_to_silence_egypt_loc_me/?bFAfecb&v=31939

The new anti – protest law prohibits Egyptians from gathering peacefully at any meeting bigger than 10 people — unless government approval is applied for 3 days in advance.

It bans protests at places of worship, limits labor strikes, and imposes huge fines and jail time on anyone taking part.

Even scarier, it legitimizes lethal police action. Imagine what could happen if this law is endorsed.

Opposing the new protest law is not about politics, or taking sides, it’s about citizenship and the rights of people. Tell interim President Mansour and government ministers that Egyptians will not be silenced — add your voice now, and share this with everyone.

With hope and determination,

Dalia, Nicholas, Bissan, Alex, Allison, Wissam, Ricken and the whole Avaaz team More information:

Egypt protests: New law condemned as ‘repressive’ (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25079696

Female detainees released and dumped on desert road (Mada Masr)
http://madamasr.com/content/update-female-detainees-released-and-dumped-desert-road

Egyptian women jailed for years over protests (Al Jazeera)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/11/egyptian-women-jailed-years-over-protests-201311271…

Egypt police disperse first protest since new law passed (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/us-egypt-protest-idUSBRE9AO0IR20131125

Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour signs ‘anti-protest law’ (The Guardian)
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/24/egypt-interim-president-anti-protest-law

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