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Egypt's Rebel campaign tells interior minister 'no return to state security era'
Rebel campaign affirms stance against extraordinary security measures under the name of fighting 'terrorism'
Ahram Online, Sunday 28 Jul 2013
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A protester gestures at Central Security Forces during a demonstration in Alexandria January 21, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's "Rebel" (Tamarod) campaign issued a statement Sunday saying they are highly concerned with comments made by Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim that they understood as foregrounding the possible return of the notorious Mubarak era state security apparatus.

In a press conference held by the interior ministry Saturday, Ibrahim announced that departments of state security tasked with fighting extremism and monitoring political and religious activity, terminated after the January 25 Revolution, have been reinstated. He further added that a new police reshuffle will be announced Monday and will include police officers who have been excluded before.

"Our campaign supports the state's plans in fighting terrorism; however, we have earlier stressed that this support doesn't include the taking of extraordinary measures, or the contradiction of freedoms and human rights," said Mahmoud Badr, spokesman of the Rebel campaign, in a press statement.

During the ministry's press conference, which was held hours after deadly clashes between the police and supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, leaving dozens killed, Ibrahim attributed the occurence of violence to the closing of the reinstated departments and the restructuring of the ministry in "a non-technical way" after the January 25 Revolution.

Badr said that Ibrahim's comments "are unacceptable" and contradict with the principles of the January 25 Revolution, where "freedom was one of its main goals."

"We will never accept the return of Mubarak's state security [apparatus] or the chasing of political activists under any name," added Badr.

The state security apparatus, infamous for its practices of torture and arbitrary arrest against Mubarak opponents, was formally dissolved in March 2011, its functions transfered into the newly established National Security Agency.

On 12 June, Hassan Abdel-Rahman, former head of the disbanded state security apparatus, was acquitted by a Giza criminal court of charges that he ordered the destruction of state security documents in the aftermath of the January 25 Revolution.

Forty other security officers were also acquitted of charges related to the case. 





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abdulrahman
29-07-2013 07:25am
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Solution To The Current Political Crisis
The Generals under Al Sisi now must overthrow the current illegal regime and get the coup plotters locked up. Then start the cleaning up the state institutions of the Mubarak era heads and high officials including the Judiciary. These Generals must affirm that the new constitution will forbid military from politics and business and refuse direct US grant. Release President Morsi but with no more presidential powers.Reinstate freedom of the press. Install all party council which includes the Brotherhood. This council will hold elections soonest.
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Dr. Malek Towghi --USA
28-07-2013 08:56pm
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The "Brainless Sha'ban" of Egypt?
In 1952, a joint conspiracy of the CIA, the British Intelligence, the Shah of Iran and the Iranian military overthrew Dr. Mohammad Musaddeq's elected government. For collecting the mob, they hired and used a nobody of Tehran, Iran. This nobody's name was "Sha'ban Ja'fary" whom Iranians curse and call,derogatorily, "Sha'ban Bee-mukh",i.e., the "Brainless Sha'ban". Is Mr. Mamoud Badr the "Brainless Sha'ban" of Egypt?
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Ahmed
28-07-2013 05:49pm
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And why not question/condemn the comments of Sisi himself??
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aboujafar
28-07-2013 02:25pm
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The blood of Egyptians is on Tamarod's hands
This "Rebel" (Tamarod) group should be ashamed of itself, and they need to know that ALL the blood spilled in Egypt, whether pro- or anti-Morsy is on their hands as they are the ones that orchestrated this whole national nightmare! At this point, they have no credibility, nor to they have the right to issue ANY statements!
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Tamer
29-07-2013 08:00am
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Ignorant comment
Their movement and this statement prove that they are principled and really want democracy! That they will not accept any authoritarian regime whether that regime is MB or anything else! Don't be a sheep, think!
Dust Bunny
28-07-2013 03:42pm
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No
Did Tamarod hold a gun at each and every people who follows them? no, people CHOSE to follow tamarod, free will, rings a bell?
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googoogaagaa
28-07-2013 02:20pm
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Too Late
They should have thought about this before June 30. It was so obvious that this was the natural outcome of what they were plotting. People get the government they deserve.
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observer
28-07-2013 03:09pm
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People get the government they deserve
Please name me one government that is not morally corrupt and self serving. If your "statement " is true, then the whole world is lost.
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Majida
28-07-2013 01:53pm
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It is just a matter of time..
"Rebels" should change their names to "Clowns". I am no fan of Morsi or MB but now I am appalled at the brazen violence unleashed by the security thugs. It is only a matter of time before Badr,Maher and every cheered for Army to put in place. If a elected President was given 48 hours ultimatum,I dont know how could these kids would stand a chance.
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Nasr
28-07-2013 12:48pm
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selfdestruction
Egypt is walking slowly back to Mubarak Era, and everytime a demonstrator is shot, remember he or she was not shot because of her/his political beliefs, but because of their political disbelief in Mr. Mubarak / Sisi... MB will be chased and forbidden, good well done.... but who's next? 6th of April? Think before you act, Egypt please stop being so stupid.
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Tamer
29-07-2013 08:05am
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Ignorant comment
Their movement and this statement prove that they are principled and really want democracy! That they will not accept any authoritarian regime whether that regime is MB or anything else! Don't be a sheep, think! Tamarod, NSF, free Egyptians will fight any group who tries to create and authoritarian state again. SCAF tried and WE (not MB) fought them and died by the hundreds. MB tried and we got rid of them. If anyone tries again, doesn't matter who, we will fight them and bring them down. Real democracy and justice will prevail.
Hilmi
28-07-2013 02:23pm
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Be afraid my friend
Be afraid.. After MB is finish, April 6th your are next, then NSF, then christian.. Be afraid

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