Rasha Azab Summoned by Military Prosecutor

18 Jun

Rasha Azab @Rashapress

Journalist and activist Rasha Azab together with Adel Hammouda, editor in chief of Al Fagr Newspaper, have been summoned to appear tomorrow morning 11:00 am in front of the military prosecutor at C28 for publishing an article on military torture cases. Not long ago did the SCAF also summon journalist Hossam El-Hamalawy and TV presenter Reem Maged for criticizing SCAF and espceially Lawa Hamdy Baddeen on Baladna Bel Masry on OnTV.

The Article that Rasha Azab wrote in Al Fagr newspaper discussed the already known testimonies, cases of torture, and military police confrontations of abuse with civilians featured in Tahrir Diaries blog. Rasha was one of the people arrested during the March 9th military police crackdown, here is her testimony:

I am outraged that I find every couple of weeks or days a friend of mine or someone I know is summoned by military prosecutor, arrested, or sentenced for criticizing SCAF or protesting. We had a revolution for freedom of speech and the independence of press; however, nothing have changed. The taboo used to be Mubarak and now it is SCAF. The only way we can challenge this taboo is by breaking it and demand our right to criticize; NO BODY is above accountability especially those in power. The people are the red line and any journalist doing his or her job of exposing the truths about those in power should be rewarded or at least left alone not summoned and harassed!

Since the only thing that is working in this country at the moment is pressure from below, we are planning a stand in support with Rasha Azab and Adel Hammouda tomorrow morning at 10:30 in front of the military prosecutor in Naser City, please join. Let’s remember how Hossam El-Hamalawy was going for an interrogation and the only thing that saved him and turned it into a “chat over coffee” was the media and street pressure that we created. Tomorrow will be the same, we will not give up, we will not back down, Freedom freedom until victory!!

Down with SCAF!

14 Responses to “Rasha Azab Summoned by Military Prosecutor”

  1. nadine June 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    Okay! Here’s my issue with Rasha and the likes. They lack substance. They hide behind an aggressive good for nothing attitude. They don’t offer facts or anything wise or smart. Their argument is always feuled by anger and no common sense whatsoever. I’ve been against SCAF since the camel incident, but really, Rasha should just shut up and calm down a little and get her act together! What she and others do is just incriminate ppl and point fingers of blame on everybody. Her attitude is very hateful towards anybody who, god forbid, might have a slightly different opinion than hers! If Rasha and her likes ever get to important positions in this country then it won’t be different than Mubarak’s era, whoever sees things a little differently will be called names and she has a long list of it, I think knowing too many cuss words is her only accomplishment. Lol. That being said, I hope\know nothing bad will happen to her 2moro, it’ll be another chat over coffee. Have fun! Hah

    • Gigi Ibrahim June 18, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

      You can disagree with her, but saying that she doesn’t have what she says backed up by evidence is simply wrong. I urge you to click on the link on Tahrir Diaries to look at the testimonies and evidence backing up torture cases, military trials, and so on, but i guess that’s too much work for you, so go ahead and have a misinformed opinion.

      • Nadine June 19, 2011 at 10:28 am #

        i have no doubt in my mind that the SCAF really does that.. this is not what i’m arguing.. I have seen the testimonies and I believe them.. its just rasha azab that I dont like..

      • Laurraine Pollard June 20, 2011 at 2:46 am #

        I saw your interview on CNN today and I am inspired by your commitment to a revolution that serves the people of Egypt. You are a remarkable young woman. I wish you every success in your crusade for peace and freedom.

        Could you please post links or direct me to reliable sources of information regarding the revolution. I am thousands of miles away in Los Angeles but my heart yearns to help.

  2. gregorylent June 19, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    sounds like nothing real has changed in egypt.

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