The Voice of the January 25 Youth Amidst the Resurrection of the Military’s Secret Police
The voice of the January 25, 2011 Youth has been quiet, and had been usurped by the fulool – the deep state that constitutes the corrupt Mubarak regime and the elite that waged a year-long deceptive counter-revolutionary campaign since the election of the deposed President Morsi. Caimed by the fulool backed April 6 Youth Movement, Black Block, Tamarrud, and fronted by E-Baradei through the misnomer National Front for Change, the reality of that Big Lie has shown its ugly face sooner than later.
With pro-Morsi supporters sit-in at Rabea al-Adaweya, and paid pro- Sissi supporters in Tahrir Square, the Third Square Movement (January 25, 2011 Youth) have taken camp in Sphinx Square.
Through leaflets they introduce themselves as
“a group of Egyptians who protested on January 25 against the corruption of the [Hosni] Mubarak state… protested against [former head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces Field Marshal Hussein] Tantawi’s men who gave the army a bad name during the transitional period and protested against Morsi and religious fascism in order to call for early elections.”
They have been protesting against the army’s political role and against “the defense minister calling for an authorization to kill Egyptians on the pretext of fighting terrorism when fighting terrorism does not require a mandate because that is the duty of the Armed Forces.”
One member, Marwa Ibrahim told Sandra Carr:
“I refused the June 30 coup not because I loved Morsi but because it was a violation of revolutionary legitimacy. We want a civilian president.” Ibrahim said that a priority for her is justice for martyrs killed in the last three years.
“It’s a return to the Mubarak era,” Aida Seif el-Dawla of the Nadeem Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture told the Guardian. “These units committed the most atrocious human rights violations. Incommunicado detentions, killings outside the law. Those were the [units] that managed the killing of Islamists during the 1990s. It’s an ugly authority that has never been brought to justice.”