[Marxism] Support Asmaa Mahfouz

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Aug 14 15:52:45 MDT 2011


SUBJECT:  International support for Egyptian activist Asmaa Mahfouz 
needed now


Asmaa Mahfouz, 26-year-old Egyptian activist, has been accused of 
"insulting the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and 
calling for armed operations against the military and the judiciary." 
If convicted she faces three years in jail.

Mafouz is widely identified with the Egyptian uprising. Her vlog urging 
people to protest in Tahrir Square is said to have “sparked the 
revolution.” [See www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgjIgMdsEuk.]  A threat to 
Mafouz, of course, is meant to intimidate all those who have and would 
follow her example.

News coverage at:

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/08/2011814171152881872.html 


http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/18823.aspx

An AP release has also been carried widely in the US, e.g., 
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/08/14/general-ml-egypt_8622786.html




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