Egypt's Morsi meets relatives of slain protesters

Ahram Online, Tuesday 26 Jun 2012

President-elect Mohamed Morsi meets families of protesters killed during Egypt's uprising at presidential palace

A banner of pictures of Egypt's 25 revolution Martyrs (Photo: AP)

Egypt's president-elect, Mohamed Morsi, met relatives of the revolution's martyrs and its injured at the presidential palace on Tuesday.

The guests asked him to fulfil his election promise to secure the rights of people killed or injured by security forces during and after the revolution that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak.

Over 800 people were killed and an estimated 6,000 injured during the January 25 Revolution.

Morsi, Egypt's first civilian president and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, met around 12 families of martyrs, plus injured protesters.

In attendance were Mary Daniel, whose brother was killed during the Maspero clashes in October 2011; Ahmed Dueidar, who was injured during February's Port Said disaster, and Reda Abdel-Aziz, who lost both eyes during November's Mohamed Mahmoud Street clashes.

The mother of Khaled Said, the man brutally murdered by police in Alexandria two years ago who became an icon of the revolution, was also present at the palace, according to Al-Ahram's Arabic-language news site.

A similar scene took place in Tunisia in December 2011 when the country's post-revolution interim-president, Moncef Marzouki, entered the presidential place hand-in-hand with the mothers of protesters killed during the revolution.

Egypt's Fatehya presidential palace is in Heliopolis, Cairo.

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