Egyptian Chronicles

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy Orthodox Easter

Happy Orthodox Easter to all Orthodox Christians all over the world celebrating it especially in Egypt.
Holy Fire at Holy Sepulchre
A photo that was taken on Saturday during
the Holy Fire ritual at the Church of Holy Sepulchre "AFP"

Happy Easter.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Those detainees related numbers speak about huge problem in Egypt now

The Front to Defend Egypt's protesters "FDEP" issued a very alarming statistics on Thursday about political detainees arrested in the past two weeks by security forces over Tiran and Sanafir islands.
On April 25 , Egyptian protester hiding in Massaha square from security
forces "by Mohamed El-Shahed/Getty Images" 

According to the grassroots movement made to defend protesters in Egypt after 2011 , in the past two weeks not less than 1200 people were arrested in Egypt because of Tiran and Sanafir islands.
Here are the numbers the Front published in Front's statement :
  • 1277 cases of arrest and detention have been recorded from 15 to 27 April 2016 in 22 governorates , specifically at 91 police stations.
  • 1277 documented cases of arrest include 577 arrest cases that  have been officially charged and referred to the prosecution , 618 arrest cases that have been released without charges and 81 unknown cases as their legal situation is unclear.
  • Most cases were documented on 25 April where 711 cases of arrests have been counted then on 15 Aril with 386 cases ,22 April with 87 cases and 24 April with 37 cases.
  • When it comes to age pattern , 1225 adults have been reportedly arrested vs. 52 juveniles arrested
  • 1170 were males and 107 were females.
These numbers are from 15 April to 27 April. The numbers were updated earlier 28 April.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Rania Yassin apologizes for insulting Regeni after it was too damn late !!

Egyptian TV host and actress Rania Mahmoud Yassin apologized on Tuesday for her "remarks" about Giulio Regeni saying that she did not intend to insult the late Italian student and was only criticizing the Italian student.
"I did not mean Regeni's himself , I was a bit emotional because of how the Western media dedicates to attack Egypt viciously before the investigations end, " The Pro-Sisi TV host told TV host Sayed Ali on Tuesday apologizing for "unintended gaffe'."I did not mean that he should go to hell but I meant that they made lose sympathy with him May God bless his soul" She added blaming the whole matter o the mistranslation.
Rania Mahmoud Yassin : I did not mean !!
Earlier this week, Rania made headlines in Egypt when she appeared in a video from her Nigh TV show on Private owned Pro-regime "Al-Hadath TV channel" saying what is equivalent "he can go to hell."
She also reminded us that he was not the first victim of murder in the world.
Speaking nervously and angrily, Rania said that she used to feel sympathy with Regeni who was tortured and killed but not anymore thanks to the Western bias.
"There are mafias in the United States and Italy that kill people" She reminded us.

Monday, April 25, 2016

April 25 : Another Protests Day in Egypt

First ,Happy Sinai Liberation Day and all respect to the martyrs who gave up their lives for the sake of Sinai Peninsula and Egypt.
The 25 April marks the departure of Israeli forces from Sinai Peninsula in 1982. It is a national holiday.
The photo of the day by Alaa El-Kassass
Pro-Sisi supporter running over a protester
This year it is a bitter celebration.
BY evening , we are speaking about more than 200 protesters detained by security forces across the country in unforgettable day.
Below, a full recap of the day.
In North Sinai , we got an ongoing war that does not seem to stop anytime soon between the Egyptian security forces and Daesh's affiliated Anser Beit Al-Maqdis.
North Sinai People are paying the heaviest price of that war.
In South Sinai , Sharm El-Sheikh resort is now a ghost resort thanks to the Russian airliner crash and the Western concerns about Egyptian airports security measures.
Also , earlier this month and after 110 years , we found out that Tiran and Sanafir islands in Sinai were given to Saudi Arabia by the Egyptian government without the knowledge of the Egyptian people in some new maritime borders deal.
Now several political movements and parties declared that they are going to protest that decision of the Egyptian government demanding its cancellation.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Why so worried about 25 April !?

Thursday night, Egyptian security launched a huge crackdown on political and human rights activists that has not been seen for years.
The crackdown preceded the 25 April protests planned by opposition parties and movements against the Egyptian government decision to hand over Red Sea's Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia.
Malek Adly
Malek Adly by Hossam ElHamalawy 
The day was not chosen randomly as it is the National Day for Sinai liberation.
Not less than 100 people were reportedly arrested from different areas in Cairo and other governorates according to human rights lawyers.
The crackdown continued on Friday and more activists were arrested including Leftist and leading Revolutionary Socialist Haitham Mohamedein.
Mohamedein is currently detained pending investigations for a number of charges including allegedly joining banned group.
It is worth to mention that Revolutionary Socialists group was banned during Mubarak's rule. Still, some lawyers who have been with him say that he is accused of joining the Muslim Brotherhood !!
The crackdown continued and on Saturday and we found out that arrest warrants were issued for leftist renowned human rights lawyer Malek Adly and Nasserist Journalist Amr Badr.
Saturday, lawyers and judicial sources say that arrest warrants were issued for 47 people including public figures for a list of charges including spreading false news about Tiran and Sanafir being Egyptian, attempting to topple the regime and violating the president's work in an act of sovereignty !!!!
How will the Egyptian House of Representatives vote freely on the ratification of that Egyptian-Saudi deal if it seems that one view in only allowed legally in the country !?
Will the security forces arrest MP Haitham El-Hariri for opposing the deal publicly !?

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Another teaser to Egypt's Annual Spring Flowers Show

Inshallah soon , you will find another long post with lots and lots of beautiful photos from Egypt's Spring Flowers show 2016.
By the way during my short visit to the Spring Flowers Show and while snaping photos here and there , a gardener's son asked me there why I was taking photos and I told him that because I loved it.
The little 7 years old boy then asked me to snap a photo and so I lent him my mobile phone to snap a picture because it was much easier and it turned out to be amazing.
See it after the break

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