Why Egyptians Are Voting Away Their Freedoms?
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#1 Jan 15, 2014
By Jared Malsin / Cairo January 14, 2014 1:27 PM
Dozens of men lined the sidewalk outside a school in Cairos upper-class Mohandessin neighborhood on Tuesday morning, the first day of voting on Egypts new constitution. Soldiers in tan fatigues armed with AK-47s motioned for the men to enter, four or five at a time. Inside the gates, one group of mostly elderly men argued with the army officer in charge.We cant find our names on the list! shouted one man. The officer dialed his cell phone, assuring the man he would find his polling station.
The proposed constitution, drafted under a military-backed government in the months since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi in July, further insulates the police and armed forces from civilian control and could enshrine the militarys power within the Egyptian state for decades. Nearly three years after a popular uprising forced autocrat Hosni Mubarak from power, Egypts security state is triumphant once again. Since Morsis removal, more than a thousand people have been killed in a government crackdown on supporters of Morsis Muslim Brotherhood and its allies. Hundreds of others have been jailed, including journalists and leading activists who opposed Mubarak and Morsi. With most of the media backing the current regime, and much of the public either voicing support for the military or simply resigned to the reality of the current political arrangement, the forces of the 2011 revolution are struggling to be heard...
The point: Egypt is becoming a police state!!!
#2 Jan 15, 2014
The often twisted and unreliable news of the same topic showed up: Egypt 'turnout 'high' in boycotted referendum - officials
BBC News - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Egyptian officials have spoken of a high turnout in a referendum on a new constitution, with voters expected to endorse the removal of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
The point: I could care less about BBC!!! It is regional and provincial at best...
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