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Kefaya to organise protest in front of High Court

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Mubarak should be tried for his crimes over 30 year rule, says Kefaya general coordinator

Supporters of the Egyptian opposition movement Kefaya (Enough) shout slogans in front of Cairo University campus during a protest in 11 November 2010 (AFP File Photo)

Supporters of the Egyptian opposition movement Kefaya (Enough) shout slogans in front of Cairo University campus during a protest in 11 November 2010
(AFP File Photo)

The Kefaya movement, National Association for Change and the Egyptian National Council will organise a protest in front of the prosecutor general’s office Wednesday demanding that the courts investigate the full range of corruption complaints issued against former president Hosni Mubarak’s the past four years.

The call responded to Mubarak and his allies’ 12 August defence testimony in court which “tarnished” the image of the 25 January Revolution, said Kefaya movement general coordinator Abdel Rahman Al-Gohary.

During the testimony, Mubarak denied issuing orders to kill protesters during the 2011 revolution.

“Mubarak committed crimes throughout his 30 years of ruling, and he should be tried for them and not only incitement of killing,” Al-Gohary said, calling for a comprehensive memorandum that includes all of Mubarak’s crimes to be presented to the prosecutor general.

“The current attempt to beautify the Mubarak regime is a desperate one,” said Al-Gohary.”Mubarak, his family and his gang ruined the political, social and economic life [in Egypt]. The people caused a revolution against the Mubarak regime, and it is not a conspiracy as Mubarak and former interior minister Habib Al-Adly are claiming. The conspiracy is now being cooked up against the 25 January revolution.”

The call for the comprehensive memorandum of corruption complaints against Mubarak comes as a part of the “Try Them” campaign.

Kefaya first emerged in 2004 and had been calling for ending the Mubarak rule since then. Mubarak, who rose to power in 1981, was eventually forced to step down on 11 February 2011 after widespread escalation of protests.

In June 2012 Mubarak and Al-Adly were handed life sentences in a case known as the “Trial of the Century”, in which they are accused of failing to prevent the killing of protesters during the 25 January Revolution. In the same case, Mubarak, his sons Alaa and Gamal, and fugitive businessman Hussein Salem are accused of harming public funds through the exportation of natural gas to Israel. They are currently being retried.

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