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Egyptian Revolution 2011
Transcript of Egyptian Revolution 2011
Mohamed Bouazizi demonstration in other Arab countries like Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan, Syria and Lybia Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik, caretaker government Essam Sharaf dissatisfaction in ruling SCAF State Election Commission that Islamist Mohammed Morsi won the presidential election The Revolution -Universal Declaration of Human Rights -Discussion is important to solve problems, but not weapon What caused the
Revolution? Police Brutality 567 cases of torture, including 167 deaths, by police (1993-2007) Government corruption Mubarak was the only candidate to run for the presidency, on a yes/no vote until year 2005. Ahmed Ezz's monopolising the steel industry in Egypt by holding more than 60% of the market share. Estimated that the Mubarak family was worth from $50 to $70 billion The Egyptians perception:- People to benefit from the nation's wealth were businessmen with ties to the National Democratic Party Around 40% of Egypt's population lived on roughly US$2 per day income in late 2010. High unemployment-People entering the job force at about 4% a year Food price inflation Low minimum wages State of emergency laws Under the law: Police powers are extended Constitutional rights suspended Government may imprison individuals without reason Censorship is legalised Lack of free elections and freedom of speech Legally penalized with a fine of 20,000 pounds and up to five years in prison for criticizing government Internet was shut down to limit communication between protest groups Elections are not allowed to be monitored. Tunisian revolution Social media National Police Day Effects of Egypt Revolution President- Zine El Abidine Ben Ali European president- Romano Prodi Hosni mubarak-allow more economic and political opportunity Self-Immolation -Opposition group planned revolt for 25 Jan -26 years old Asmaa Mahfouz was instrumental in the protests -she posted video blog Facebook-Egyptian Armed Forces SCAF-President Hosni Mubarak Facebook page-about 8,000 participants Created Fabebook page-We are all Khaleed Said campaign of non-violence civil resistance