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Political groups demand clarification of government stance on Mubarak verdict

In a presser that took place on Monday in Al-Karama party headquarters, a group of political parties have explicitly showed their anger towards the acquittal verdict of Mubarak, El-Adly and his aides

Lobna Monieb , Monday 1 Dec 2014
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Parties and movements formed after Egypt's 2011 revolution demand the Egyptian government to clarify its stance on the acquittal verdicts of former President Hosni Mubarak and top officials and figures of his regime in a press conference that took place on Monday.

On Saturday, Mubarak, his two sons, his interior minister Habib El-Adly and top security officials were acquitted by the Egypt`s criminal court on charges of killing protestors during the January 2011 uprising.

In a press conference that took place on Monday in Al-Karama party headquarters, the the Democratic Current, an alliance which includes the liberal Constitution party, the leftist Egyptian Popular Current movement, the Nasserist Karama party and others, expressed their anger towards the acquittal.

Head of the Constitution party, Hala Shukralla, who was in attendance said the party will be reconsidering it's backing of the political roadmap unveiled soon after the ouster of the Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last year.

"We will be continuously revising our stance. We'll keep a close watch on the developments. This is a crossroads of the revolution," Shukralla highlighted.

Members of the Democratic Current participated in laying down the roadmap with Egypt's army after Morsi's ouster.

Meanwhile, former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi, who attended conference as well, strongly condemned the use of force by police forces against protestors demonstrating against Mubarak’s verdict.

He also highlighted the importance of clarifying whether "the country is progressing along the revolution or back to the old regime."

Sabahi highlighted that he will be communicating with all revolutionary movements, excluding the Muslim Brotherhood, to unify their stance towards all the political events.  

In a press release, the alliance revealed its intention to launch a campaign demanding the Egyptian government indict Mubarak and members of his regime for political crimes.

George Ishak, founder of the Kefaya movement against Mubarak and of the Constitution Party told Ahram Online that a group of seven political parties have launched a new campaign under the name of 'Indict Them.'

The press release stated that "the campaign will start with a petition to be signed on the Internet and we will also distribute it to citizens in the streets.”

The release also demanded Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi enact the treason law which punishes political corruption.

The verdict prompted protesters to demonstrate near Tahrir Square, leading to it being sealed off to the public by security forces.

According to the health ministry, two died and tens of others were injured after clashes between security forces and protestors near the square on Saturday evening. 

*Marina Barsoum contributed to this story

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Aladdin, Egypt
02-12-2014 02:44pm
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History Will Judge him
He was a war hero who defeated Zionists in 6-hour war and fell from grace. Let us move forward grave diggers. Egypt needs fresh young generation free of psychological problems. Tahya Misr.
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Noura
03-12-2014 02:30pm
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Mubarak was a thief, murderer and liar
Churchil also defeated Nazi Germany, but was thrown a way by the British people.
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playing the harlot role
02-12-2014 09:55am
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HYPOCRITICAL VOICES
They kept utterly silent when the Egyptian justice system played the harlot role, sentencing thousands of innocent people to death, declaring the largest and most popular political force a terrorist group and incarcerating children for prolonged periods.
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Faraz
02-12-2014 06:24am
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The loosers
The goons are the real culprits to bring the Egypt again in the grip of old regime. They are ones who provided their shoulders to the Army and Police to roll back the democratic process just on the hope that Gen CC will hand over the Government in a plate to them after removal of an elected President. They are in fact not against the Mubarak acquittal but the betray by CC not sharing with them the presidency and cabinet.Eyptian revolutionary youth must beware of these goons whol only interested in their personal gains.
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Faraz
02-12-2014 06:24am
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The loosers
The goons are the real culprits to bring the Egypt again in the grip of old regime. They are ones who provided their shoulders to the Army and Police to roll back the democratic process just on the hope that Gen CC will hand over the Government in a plate to them after removal of an elected President. They are in fact not against the Mubarak acquittal but the betray by CC not sharing with them the presidency and cabinet.Eyptian revolutionary youth must beware of these goons whol only interested in their personal gains.
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Yasmina
02-12-2014 03:42am
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Not a fan of Moubarak
Though the best way to judge laws for all Egyptians is to be sure the law convicts where there is proof to sustain a conviction, and to acquit when the proof does not exist. There are many who believe that the MB are responsible for the killings and not the police. Again, they need tangible proof. I suggest being very sure the law will work for any wrongly accused person as well as rightly accused. Often the guilty go free (all over the world), but often they are convicted on other charges and eventually justice is served.
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