La vera storia di Tahrir

admin | November 24th, 2011 – 5:55 am

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Offro con molto piacere il mio blog per pubblicare il racconto di questi giorni a Tahrir scritto da Ramy Raoof per evitare, come dice, che venga diffusa un’altra, fuorviante narrativa riguardo ai fatti di questi giorni al Cairo, ad Alessandria, a Mansoura. E lo faccio ancor più volentieri, perché proprio per questo amore per la verità e la complessità sono stata attaccata da chi preferisce fornire una interpretazione di comodo. Ma tant’è. Fa parte del gioco… Buona lettura. Ramy Raoof è uno dei ragazzi di Tahrir, come li chiamo io. 25 anni, cyberdissidente da almeno sei anni, forse di più. Si occupa di difesa dei diritti umani e civili. Il brano della playlist, per oggi, parla chiaro: Freedom, Jimi Hendrix.

La (bellissima) foto me l’ha regalata ieri sera, per via virtuale, Eduardo Castaldo, fotografo, ora al Cairo a respirare gas lacrimogeni come tutti gli altri che sono a Tahrir. E su questi gas lacrimogeni, che a tutti sembrano non convenzionali, bisognerà veramente tentare di capire qualcosa di più. Non solo per amore di verità, ma per comprendere le ragioni del loro utilizzo da parte della polizia. Questa immagine riesce a mettere insieme tutto: il coraggio, la fatica, il dolore, un ragazzo come Alaa Abdel Fattah diventato simbolo, su un muro del Cairo… Eduardo l’ha scattata, dice, pensando al mio lavoro e al mio blog. Non poteva farmi regalo più gradito. Grazie.

Dear All,

I  am writing to you to tell you about the situation in Egypt at the  moment, as I am not sure about the accuracy of the media. Last Friday  there was a huge demonstration in Tahrir Square calling for ending the  military rule, to end military trials for civilians (more than 12,000  civilians have been referred to military tribunals) and to object to the  supra constitutional principles. There was a huge numbers from  different communities that attended the demonstration and most of them  left the Square by evening.

Separate  from that, the injured of the revolution & families of martyrs have  established a sit-in for months in different areas including Tahrir  Square calling for the state to cover their treatment expenses and give  them compensations. On Saturday, 19 November, security forced dispersed  the injured using violence which provoked people to go back to Tahrir  again to support them (like what happened on 28/29 June).  Many have claimed that this is the Islamists revolting to gain power,  which is completely false, what is going on at the moment is the  Egyptian people are revolting against police brutality and military  rule.

Security  forces are using different kinds of tear gases excessively, rubber  bullets, birdshot and live ammunition against protesters up till now and  they are getting more violent with each passing day causing the death  of 30 persons and leaving more than 1700 of injured (official records  from the Ministry of Health), including many who were targeted in their  eyes and the upper part of their bodies. People are being arrested  arbitrarily and violently, including volunteers field doctors who are  helping the injured and journalists covering the events. Field hospitals  are being attacked on purpose to disable doctors from helping the  injured.

As  the violence continues today for the 5th day from the security forces  against unarmed protesters, more people are taking up the streets in  support of the ones already on the ground in more than 5 cities. The one  thing that would harm us the most is to portray the situation and  simplify it to a fight over power religious/political groups and the  army or that the people in the streets are thugs and are seeking the  destruction of the country to cause chaos. We are all in the streets  fighting against police brutality and militarism.

Support us by spreading the truth about the situation and correcting the misinformation spreading since Mubarak stepped out.

Videos: http://youtu.be/zJ7FHUtxePwhttp://youtu.be/54-1qNeef0Ehttp://youtu.be/O94sWWDc8Ig

Images: http://goo.gl/OkNPLhttp://goo.gl/qpA6Ahttp://goo.gl/Qxm2Hhttp://goo.gl/wK4Iahttp://goo.gl/EhjrAhttp://goo.gl/edRSwhttp://goo.gl/Nw3Iu

Statements by Human Rights Groups:

– Joint Statement by Egyptian Groups:http://goo.gl/UzEqC [En]

– Human Rights Watch http://goo.gl/zq5nR [En]

What we are demanding is accountability.

Thank you

 

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