58 years of autocracy

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On the 58th anniversary of the July 23 revolution, Bahey eldin Hassan, the director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, said, “The political system established by the July revolution did not come to an end with the death of its founder, President Gamal Abd al-Nasser. Although the next two presidents, Anwar al-Sadat and Hosni Mubarak, introduced significant changes in Egypt’s foreign relations and economic policy, the primary underpinnings of the July regime have endured: the individualization of power, single-party rule, the systematic assault on human rights through legislative, political, media, and security channels, the purely decorative nature of parliament, lack of judicial independence, the manipulation of general elections, and hostility towards citizens’ right to freedom of assembly and association in the framework of parties, trade unions, or NGOs.”


To read full article by Bahey el-din Hassan under title ” Revolution Day: Celebrating 58 years of authoritarian rule” in English,Published on Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today’s News from Egypt
Publishing Date: Thu, 22/07/2010 – 20:47

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