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The Media Review Network is pleased to announce that the 5th Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution will be commemorated. To honour and remember this date, a march to the Egyptian Embassy, 70 Bourke Street, Muckelneuk, Sunnyside, Pretoria, has been organised. This will take place on Sunday, 24th January 2016, between 1pm and 2pm.

It was on this day that the Egyptian people tasted freedom when the oppressive and terrorist reign of Hosni Mubarak was brought to an end through the popular uprising of the people during what was referred to as the “Arab Spring”. President Muhammed Morsi was democratically elected as the new head of Egypt.

Unfortunately, this democracy was shot-lived. Abdel Fatah al Sisi overthrew the democratically elected President Muhammed Morsi in a military coup. He was assisted by the West and her regional allies, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. President Morsi and hundreds of his supporters remain incarcerated in Egyptian prisons.

The Media Review Network calls on the International organisations such as the UN and the AU, to pressurise the illegal on Sisi regime to return the governance of Egypt to civilian rule. Failing to do so would indicate complicity on the part of the international community in the oppression and human rights violations within the Egyptian society.

For Further Information please contact Jaad Salem at 071 869 2240

Issued by:

Ibrahim Vawda

Senior Researcher, Media Review Network

Tel: (+27) 0 11 837 3220

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