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25 political movements demand justice after Tahrir Square violence

25 political movements issue a statement condemning excessive use of force against the families of the martyrs' of Egypt's recent revolution and echo Egyptians growing, angry demands for justice

Zeinab El Gundy, Wednesday 29 Jun 2011
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Twenty-five Egyptian political movements issued a statement today, Wednesday, condemning the excessive use of force against the martyrs’ families 28 June, which included beatings, tear gas and detentions.

The political forces demand immediate release of the detainees arrested yesterday; an emergency investigation; the dismissal of the head of Cairo security as well as that of the ministry of interior major general, Marwan Mustafa.

In support of the martyrs’ families, they demanded their protection from the blackmail they are facing to drop the charges against police officers.

As Egyptians have been growing steadily angrier by the lack of judicial transparency and momentum for trials against the officers and snipers accused of killing protesters during Egypt’s January 25 Revolution, the group echoed demands for expedited, public trials.

Another major demand are the immediate formation of a civilian committee to investigate the torture cases of the past years and referring those accused, from officers and their superiors, to public trials, the immediate suspension to the police officers accused of torture and abuse of power.

Among the signatories are: the Popular Alliance Party, Labour Party, The Egyptian Communist Party,  the popular committees for defending the revolution, the Hisham Mubarak Law Center, the No to Military Trials Movement, the Revolutionary Socialists and the Free Egyptian movement.

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