[Marxism] Egyptian Revolutionary Socialist Sameh Naguib arrested

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 10:41:14 MST 2012

Thanks, Tom. Below, ready to be forwarded, is a version sent out with
numbers to call as we await further news from the international coalition
which is supporting the revolution.
(see http://egyptsolidaritycampaign.org/ and defendegyptianrevolution.org)
Protest Arrest of Egyptian Revolutionary Sameh Naguib!

Please see below the account of the arrest of Egyptian revolutionary Sameh
Naguib. International supporters of the Egyptian Revolution are talking now
to work out a plan to fight for his defense. We will keep you updated, and
please follow on Twitter at #FreeSameh.

In the meantime, we ask everyone reading this appeal to call and email the
officials below and demand:
"Release Sameh Naguib! Stop the Attacks on Protesters!"

Call/write-in to the Egyptian government:
Ministry of Defense
Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi Soliman
Phone: 01120222916227
Fax: +(20) 2 2 5748 822 (+20) 22 291 6227
E-mail: mod at idsc.gov.eg
Website: http://www.mmc.gov.eg

Dr.Kamal El Ganzory, Prime Minister
Phone: +202-2793-5000
Fax: +202-2795-8048
E-mail: pm at cabinet.gov.eg
Website: http://www.cabinet.gov.eg/Cabinet/Prime_Minister.aspx

Original statement in Arabic here: http://www.e-socialists.net/node/8282
"The army arrests Sameh Naguib and takes him into custody at the military
headquarters in Alexandria"
February 10, 2012
Center for Socialist Studies

A group of armed civilians in cooperation with the military police attacked
a group of Revolutionary Socialists a short while ago. Sameh Naguib, labor
lawyer Haitham Mohammedein, and human rights lawyer Ahmed Mamdouh were
attacked while participating in a march in Alexandria, after which Naguib
was turned over to the headquarters of the military governor on the
military base at Ras al Tin. Following word of the news, Kamal Khalil,
Revolutionary Socialist and founder of the Democratic Workers and Farmers
Party, chanted in the march headed to the Ministry of Defense in eastern
Cairo, "Release him, open up, release him, Sameh is one of us and we will
not leave him."

The attack on the Revolutionary Socialists comes after an intense
defamation campaign undertaken by the military council in conjunction with
the Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The most recent offensive came via the official page of the military
council on social networking site Facebook, accusing Sameh Naguib by name
of mobilizing students at the American University, where he works as
professor of sociology, to carry out a plan to destroy Egypt. The students
of the American University responded by stating that they are an integral
part of the Egyptian Revolution.

The panic that the military council is showing toward peaceful calls for
the rights of the martyrs and surrender of power makes clear that our
revolution is on the correct path. This is demonstrated by the military
council's use of techniques from the previous regime. The use of groups of
armed thugs proves to us and to all that the military council was, and
still remains, an illegitimate continuation of the deposed regime. They are
at the head of the counter revolution, which seeks to overturn
revolutionary and parliamentary legitimacy.

Freedom for Sameh Naguib...Freedom and victory to the revolutionaries
The revolution continues...victory to the revolution...glory to the martyrs.

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