Café-presse, le 27 juin 2015 – June 27, 2015, Coffee & Press

Aujourd’hui en revue une série d’articles sur : – le récent établissement d’une coopération entre Wikileaks et le média égyptien Mada Masr [Mada Masr] –  un rapport sur l’état des droits de l’homme en Egypte sous le régime d’Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi un an après son élection, fait par deux associations des droits de l’homme égyptiennes [Daily News Egypt] Mada Masr obtient un accès exclusif aux nouveaux […]

L’actualité égyptienne en français/anglais

Une rapide présentation s’impose.

Ce blog répertorie mes publications passées sur /et en Egypte, et mes découvertes et lectures actuelles. Soit :

– La chronologie de mon travail en Egypte entre octobre 2012 et août 2013

– Des lectures et commentaires sur l’actualité égyptienne

Cette publication présente l’organisation du contenu d’enlivenments et apporte la réponse à la question « pourquoi ce blog »?Lire la suite »

Café-presse, le 25 juin 2015 – June 25, 2015, Coffee & Press

Décortication de trois articles :

– 2 commentaires sur la condamnation à mort de l’ancien président Mohamed Morsi – et d’une centaine de ses camarades Frères Musulmans- confirmée mardi 16 Juin 2015.

– 1 critique ciné sur  le récent documentaire d’Anna Roussillon « Je suis le peuple », à propos d’une famille égyptienne près de Louxor

La farce derrière la condamnation à mort de Morsi, par Jon Lee Anderson, publié le 18 Juin 2015 sur le NewYorker.com [forme: commentaire]
orig: The Farce Behing Morsi’s Death Sentence, by Jon Lee Anderson, published on June 18, 2015, on NewYorker.com

L’auteur, Jon Lee Anderson, (voir notes sur l’auteur ci-après) fait de la condamnation de l’ancien président Mohamed Morsi une « preuve du retour du pays au rang de l’autoritarisme ». Une première fois prononcée en mai dernier, la condamnation à mort cette fois-ci confirmée concerne également une centaine d’autres membres de l’organisation des Frères Musulmans(FM).

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Is Morsi Strong Enough to Start the Battle Against the Judiciary ?

Photo credit AP Egyptian Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud

 (Photo credit: AP) Egyptian Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud addresses his supporters, defying a presidential decision to remove him from his post.

On [October 10, 2012], Muslim Brotherhood publicly defied Egypt judiciary by telling it failed condamning the 25 defendants in the Battle of the Camel trial, then adding Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud, in charge of the trial and formerly appointed by Hosni Mubarak, should resign from office. The 25 were accused of murder in one of the bloodiest battle between Mubarak henchmen and protesters, on February 2, 2011. As an answer, Mahmoud declared he would not leave his post unless he is assassinated, referring to different threats Mahmoud said Muslim Brotherhood addressed him.

The following day, President Mohamed Morsi announced that Mahmoud was offered a post as Egypt’s ambassador to the Vatican. The president said the decision aimed at protecting top Prosecutor from people displeased with Court’s decision in the Battle of Camel trial. However, Mahmoud refused the higher status and presented himself at his office next morning. With the support of the Judge’s Club and of many colleagues, he pointed out that the president does not have any constitutional right to dismiss him. Meanwhile, Vice President Mahmoud Mekki presented another version of the events in an official statement. Mekki claimed that Mahmoud accepted an ambassadorship to the Vatican at first, in compliance with the presidency, then changed his decision. This other version allegedly shows Mahmoud challenged Morsi. At stake is Morsi’s ability to impose his views to Prosecutor-General.

On October 13, 2012, top Prosecutor Mahmoud, the High Judicial Council and President Morsi held a meeting after which Mahmoud expressed his gratitude towards the president, who he said had approved his choice to remain in position.

A the end, Morsi failed in replacing a top member of the Judiciary who belongs to Mubarak’s circles, despite his numerous manoeuvres to force him to withdraw. In the power struggle, Mahmoud was backed by stronger personalities, allies of the former era, members of the old regime institutions.

Women Demonstrate Against Article 36 of the Constitutional Draft

About 200 people gathered in front of the Shura Council on October, 2nd [2012], to defend Women’s rights. 36th article’s draft of the new Constitution is at stake. The demonstators, most of them intellectuals, stood up against the article’s representation of Egyptian society. Demonstrators said they were defendind their rights and the one of their children. Hoqook asked several demonstrators why they came to the street. Here is a mix of sounds and voices of yesterday’s demonstration.

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Doctors Start Strikes After Negociations Failure

Doctors started a nationwide strike yesterday on October, 1st [2012], in response to negociations failure between President Mohamed Morsi and the doctors’ union leaders.

Listen to different interviews from today doctors’ strike. The doctors have been demonstrating to reform the current Health Care system. Until now, as they say, hospitals are under-equipped, doctors under-paid and patients not enough taken into account.Lire la suite »