Egyptian Canadian Coalition for DemocracyECCD Statement on Establishment of Egyptian Revolutionary Council

August 8 2014
Ottawa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy (ECCD) applauds the efforts of the participants of the August 2014 conference in Istanbul, Turkey. The establishment of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council (ERC) represents an important milestone in the continued struggle of our people against the repressive military regime that ousted president Morsi, the first democratically elected president of Egypt.

ECCD trusts that ERC will serve as a platform for "unifying Egyptian political forces and individuals outside of Egypt, and from across the political and ideological spectrum, who adhered to the principles of the January 25th Egyptian Revolution of 2011" , as stated by Mohammed Kamel, ERC spokesperson and an ECCD founding member.

As an active participant in the establishment of ERC, ECCD is encouraged by the diverse representation, caliber, and enthusiasm of the founders. ECCD encouragement is furthered by the positive reception announced by key opposition figures and movements in Egypt and abroad.

ECCD foresees ERC playing a pioneering role in solidifying the efforts of the growing international opposition to the military regime on the international stage. ECCD pledges its support to the principles and the role of the newly established ERC, and looks forward to being at the core of its development process.

The Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy

About ECCDEgyptian 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, Kingston, and St. John, which advocates for democracy and human rights in Egypt.

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