Egyptian Canadian share all Egyptians their concerns with regard to the constitution amendment
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(Ottawa, May 2, 2019) Egyptian Canadian monitored with great concern the latest attempt from the Egyptian regime to fully control the county, while Egypt has been administrated by an illegitimate constitution, the regime amend it to give the presidency and the army the full control over the constitution and the legal system.
In January of 2011, the Egyptian people took to the streets and to Tahrir Square chanting against a regime that was destroying the country and calling for bread, freedom, social justice, and human dignity, 8 years later Egyptians have been pressured and bribed to vote for a referendum that is taking from them whatever remain of dignity.
Since the military shatter the newborn democracy and grape the power after their coup in July 2013, since then Egypt is suffering from a regime that known of its violation of Human Rights, violation been documented and reported by international credible organizations. It has been known and reported that the Egyptian regime suspended freedom of expression and control the juridical system, imprison more than 60 thousands of peaceful political and human rights activists, executed hundreds without due process, in additional to its usage of the force disappearance and the target killing to eliminate any dissident voice.
In spite that the regime run two presidential elections, parliamentary election, and passed it is own constitution in votes controlled by the security forces, with no challenge in mocked process, and in spite that the juridical system is control by the government, now Sisi's regime is modifying the constitution to include more power.
Under the amendment, Sisi got a special article to allow him to govern up to 2030, and appoint the army as a custody for the country who can over through any elected government or president while the supreme military counsel is the one who appoint the minister of defence.
More over and more dangerous the new amendment abolish the necessity of the approval of any government contract or agreement by the court, open the door for more corruption and abuse of power.
Egyptians did get their fair share as most of the world and didn't get the support their deserve, to the contrary Egyptians have been left alone to struggle for their stolen democracy and their dignity.
About ECCD: Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy (ECCD) is a politically independent, non-affiliated pan Canadian organization with chapters in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Vancouver, and Kingston, which advocates for democracy and human rights in Egypt.
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