Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy

ECCD Statement:The Coup Government has No Right to Celebrate January 25th 

 


January 23 2015
Ottawa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
In January 2011, the Egyptian people took the streets chanting against a regime that was destroying the country. Many were killed in the process.

Today, 4 years later, the regime that killed and continues to kill and detain innocent, peaceful protesters has no legitimacy to celebrate the 2011 revolution.

The current Egyptian coup government and its diplomatic missions have no legitimacy to hold January 25th celebrations as it is the main reason we are so far away from achieving any of the 2011 revolution's goals of bread, freedom, human dignity and social justice. The people of Egypt are still struggling and presenting sacrifices everyday to achieve the revolution's objectives of democracy.

Security has not been restored. Egyptians today fear for their security more than anytime before.

Economically, Egyptians suffer serious distress and the poor have only gotten poorer.

The regime only cares for it's own survival, at any cost. More than 40 thousand are detained and suffering inhuman treatment in their detention.

Thousands have been killed by the same government that is inviting people to celebrate the 2011 revolution.

No celebration should take place before the country is on the right path to achieve the revolution's goals. The January 25th revolution and it is celebration shall not be hijacked by those who stood against it.

We call on every honorable human being, every international organization and every government to stand against the current illegitimate dictatorial regime in Egypt.

The people and their hope for bread, freedom, human dignity and social justice will prevail.

The Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy (ECCD)
January 23, 2015

About ECCDEgyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy (ECCD) is a politically independent, non-affiliated pan Canadian organization with chapters in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Vancouver, and Kingston, which advocates for democracy and human rights in Egypt.

For more information:
www.eccd.ca
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Ehab Lotayef: +1 (514) 941-9792
Ehab El-Komy: +1 (613) 852-1694

Please contact ECCD and its regional representatives to get contacts of Egyptian Canadians who can be interviewed to provide their insightful perspectives on what Egypt witnessed over the past 4 years. Contacts of Egyptian Canadians who have participated in Egypt's revolution, or have witnessed or have been impacted by its events, can be provided:

Ottawa: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sherif Elkholy: (613) 295-3994
Toronto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mohamed Bakr: (289) 981-2686
Montreal: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ehab Lotayef: (514) 941-9792
Vancouver: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Fatma Taha: (604) 218-2071
Calgary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Osama Refaei: (587) 719-3916
Kingston: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mohamed Salah: (613) 770-3399