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Egyptian state newspaper slams Sissi for protester’s death

By The Associated Press | Jan. 26, 2015 In rare move, the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper directly criticizes the Egyptian president; calls on him to guarantee public safety. In an unusually critical column, the chairman of Egypt's state-run

By | Jan. 26, 2015

In rare move, the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper directly criticizes the Egyptian president; calls on him to guarantee public safety.

In an unusually critical column, the chairman of Egypt’s state-run daily Al-Ahram newspaper has specifically called out the country’s president as being responsible for protecting the public after the shooting death of a protester.

The front-page piece by Ahmed Sayed el-Naggar, published Monday, focused on the killing of Shaimaa el-Sabbagh, shot dead Saturday on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the overthrow of autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Witness testimony and online video strongly suggest police shot the woman dead. Authorities say they are investigating.

The editorial blamed overzealous police, empowered by wide-ranging laws criminalizing protests, forkilling the protester. It also said finding justice after el-Sabbagh’s death primarily “rests on the shoulders” of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi, a rare, direct criticism of a man largely lionized in Egyptian media.

Link: State-run Al-Ahram newspaper directly criticizes the Egyptian president

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  • AHMED SALEH !!! January 29, 2015

    I do not understand how high rank military personnel and associates with same background
    can be trusted to take power after people’s uprising for democratic reform .
    The sudden outcome of Iraq , Libya and Yemen may alert them to avoid same mistakes but
    in comparison Egyptian differ in social civility and level of education .
    If Sissi succeed to take total control their political struggle for reform will be history because him and Mubarak could become two military faces at single coin .
    Couple of days I read an article about the shooting of that patriotic university student
    girl which is unfortunate reality of corrupted system to sadden every fair minded human .

  • ahmado salihado January 29, 2015

    The Egyptian revolution did not bring to parliament the people that took to the streets. Unlike at least in Tunisia and Libya where the main instigators of the revolution, had a strong or some presence in parliament.
    Many African countries have failed to manage their diversity and are in deep trouble, Sudan is a vivid example. Some other African countries that have achieved independence through armed struggle have also failed to return the democratic civilian rule without the need to go to the starting point. Though homogenous, Somalia could have avoided failure if it had accepted, recognized and managed its tribal and regional diversity. If we also fail in Eritrea to manage our diversity, we will continue to have problems and the existence of Eritrea as an entity will be at stake.

  • hureya January 29, 2015

    as many people agree the situation in Egypt is quit different from others ,its military structure ,the educational level and many external factors who look attentively every single event ,do not try to pick the point of democracy in Egypt do you no why because democracy in Egypt is translated as dictatorship and fear of Islamic empowerment. so,democracy meaning is based on the west interest not the standard procedure of democracy what you follow or not peoples interest.on my perspective what i could advice to my Egyptian brothers and sisters is that build and strengthen your unity more than any time through internal debate and community awareness via possible means ,and show your patience for the west rubbish(Selfish) community and teach your detector Al- siisi to learn from his mistakes finally you may be the winner other wise protesting and lost precious life of many intelligent with the law less and mindless military force not bring a change even it might lead to civil war ,that’s is so bad not only for Egyptians but also it is too bad for any peace lover and wise human kind

  • goitom ወድ አረ ካብ ማይ ስሑል January 29, 2015

    Sisi would not come in power, had the extreimists not gone so far.

  • elias January 29, 2015

    Dear Goitom.. The Muslim brotherhood came to power through ballot. The Egyptian Muslim brotherhood is not an extremist organization, that was according to Sir Richard Dearlove the former head of British MI6 who was heading the investigation of the activities of Egyptian Muslim brotherhood. Have been said did the muslim brotherhood gone so far as you have mentioned? I have no answer. I wish the opposition worked hard to organize themselves and waited for next election in stead of supporting the army. Never ever in recent history an army general bowed to the will of people. I bet you will never find a military guy who came to power through coup respects human rights. Egypt will never ever have a free society as long as the army controls its financial, political and judicial institutions. I do not entertain any political party in Egypt including the MB, The leftist Hamdan subahi..or Al baradaie…. Remember it is better to be govern by a bad political party who came to power through election rather than being under the military man.

  • Amanuel February 1, 2015

    Why is Assenna so committed to blackpaint egyptians president. Does that makes weyane happy or something..

    Please focus on Eritrea and enlighten me if this has anything to do with Eritrea apart from proving revolution will fail and create chaos and thus better Issayas stays in power.

    Please focus on Eritrea!!!