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Military police clashes with protesters, martyrs’ families in Alexandria

By Abdel Rahman Youssef ALEXANDRIA: Army forces clashed Tuesday with protesters and families of martyrs attending the trial of police officers accused of killing Jan. 25 protesters in Alexandria. Scuffles broke out when protesters chanted against police and army forces, which provoked the army forces. Three protesters were briefly detained in an Armed Personnel Carrier in …

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PA adds people with complete disabilities to martyrs’ fund

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The People’s Assembly (PA) approved Monday a law that would increase compensation for the families of the Jan. 25 martyrs from LE 30,000 to LE 100,000 each, adding people with disabilities to the beneficiaries. The PA added an article to the initial proposal to grant those injured during the Jan. 25 …

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Revolution’s injured still seek their rights

By Heather Moore CAIRO: In a small courtyard outside the National Council for the Care of Martyrs and Injured, people swarm around two barred windows with outstretched arms, thrusting paper work toward the front of the crowd. Over a year after the Jan. 25 uprising, Egyptians injured in the course of the street action that toppled …

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PA approves increase in compensation for martyrs’ families to LE 100,000

CAIRO: The People’s Assembly (PA) approved Monday a draft law to increase compensation for the families of the martyrs who died during the January uprising and subsequent clashes with security from LE 30,000 to LE 100,000 each. The draft law will be reviewed by the constitutional and legislative affairs committee before its final approval. Saad …

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A year on, dashed expectations haunt martyrs’ families

CAIRO: "He was my son, he was my brother, he was my friend, he was my everything…I just want him beside me now," sobbed Kawthar, mother of Mostafa Ragab Mohamed, the first Egyptian to die on Jan.25, the first day of the 18-day revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Mohamed, 21, lived with his family in …

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Families of revolution martyrs, injured begin Tahrir sit-in

CAIRO: More than 50 family members of those martyred or injured during the revolution began Tuesday a sit-in, setting up two tents in Tahrir Square, and announced their boycott of the upcoming parliamentary elections. In a joint statement, the families said that contrary to media reports, they have not received treatment, care or compensation. Instead, …

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Martyrs’ families accuse Essawy of ordering their beating

CAIRO: A complaint accusing Egypt’s interior minister and Cairo’s security chief of ordering the beating of martyrs’ families outside Hosni Mubarak’s trial was referred Thursday to the East Cairo Prosecution. The complaint accuses Interior Minister Mansour El-Essawy and Head of Cairo Security Directorate Mohsen Mourad of ordering police officers to beat the families of martyrs …

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Escalation in Gerga as governor escapes meeting with victims’ families

CAIRO: Gerga residents slammed Sohag Governor General Wadah El-Hamzawy on Tuesday when he “fled” from a meeting with families of the victims of recent clashes, in a move they considered to be insulting. "The governor, after failing to achieve reconciliation between the families, excused himself saying that he needed to use the bathroom, then fled, …

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530 martyrs’ families granted exceptional pensions

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: A total of 530 martyrs’ families were granted LE 1,500 each in exceptional pensions, according to a statement posted on the Cabinet’s Facbeook page on Wednesday. The statement added that 1,000 of those injured during the January 25 Revolution are in the process of receiving LE 5,000 for each victim who suffered …

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Interior Ministry paid martyrs’ families to drop cases, claims lawyer

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: A lawyer representing the families of some martyrs in Alexandria told Daily News Egypt that the interior ministry has committed an illegal act by paying compensation to five of his clients to drop the cases against officers accused of the murder of peaceful protesters. According to media reports, nine of the …

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Activists say SCAF’s fund for injured and martyrs ‘overdue’

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: The ruling military council’s decision to compensate the injured and families of the martyrs of the revolution is “long overdue,” activists said Friday. On Thursday evening, the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) announced the creation of a fund, affiliated to the Cabinet, to offer healthcare and social services …

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Cabinet sets up committee to assist martyrs’ families and injured

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Prime Minister Essam Sharaf is scheduled to announce the establishment of the executive committee for the Association for the Care of the Revolution’s Injured and Martyrs’ Families, and its board of trustees on Wednesday, the Cabinet said. Some activists and families expressed concern over the efficiency of the Association, questioning its slow …

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Martyrs’ families frustrated with slow trials, say offered money to drop charges

CAIRO: The adjournment Sunday of the case of 13 high and low ranking officers charged with the murder and attempted murder of peaceful protesters near Imbaba police department late January, outraged the victims’ families who called for justice. The case was postponed till July 3 for the defense team to review the case documents. Meanwhile, …

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Police officer coerces families of martyrs, claims rights group

By Essam Fadl CAIRO: A police officer who was previously convicted of torturing a man to death has been reinstated and is now pressuring the families of the Jan. 25 martyrs to drop the lawsuits against policemen, a rights center claimed in a statement. Al-Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture said the officer …

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