Opinion Columns & Blogs

August 8, 2013

Ahmed Maher: Egyptian military’s actions threaten rights

This spring, I participated in the grassroots “Tamarod” campaign organized to protest the government of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. My group, the April 6 Youth Movement, collected more than 2 million signatures from people seeking to withdraw confidence in Morsi and calling for early presidential elections. I also took part in the June 30 protests of the regime and in most of the activities of the new revolutionary wave. And why not? Morsi and his government failed to serve the people. We gave them our confidence and support, and all we received in return was a coup against the goals of the revolution and a reproduction of Hosni Mubarak’s policies.

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