Monday, September 8, 2014

Who will Indict Sisi?

By: Mohamed S. Kamel*
September 2nd, 2014

“In July and August 2013, many of Egypt’s public squares and streets were awash in blood. On July 3rd, 2013, the military deposed Mohamed Morsy, Egypt’s first elected civilian president…who had come to power through democratic elections one year earlier…” this is what Human Right Watch reported[1] on what happened in Egypt on August 14th, 2013, before and after when the special forces moved on to disperse the peaceful sit-in in protest against the Military Coup.

This report and other reports spoke clearly with evidence about facts that could not be denied.  Protests were completely peaceful and police and army Special Forces used excessive forces to kill the most they can, then arrested and tortured the remaining, be them women or children didn’t make different. Labelling Muslim Brotherhood (MB) terrorist group without evidence, and all pro-democracy became MBs and terrorists by association.

Human Right Watch and other human right groups called this massacre, the worst mass killing by the own people’s army. The 195 pages Human Rights Watch report concluded that the Rab’a massacre was a premeditated assault equal to, or worse, than China's Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. "This wasn't a case of security forces pinpointing particular armed elements within the demonstration, and having collateral damage as a result," says Omar Shakir, the HRW lawyer and researcher who wrote most of the report. "This was a plan that envisioned opening fire on crowds – tens of thousands of largely peaceful protesters – for hours on end without safe exit."[2]

Are we to remain silent and stand against people’s ambitions and support military coups?  Examples are several, as 1953’s removal of the democratically elected Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran, and 1973’s removal of the democratically elected Salvador Allende in Chil.

While this new tyrant infanticides the new born democracy in Egypt, ISIS is being born in Iraq and Syria, as if we are not concerned at all with the environment that is creating these types of movements. Without justification, are these groups a reaction to a sort of injustice or are they being created to execute a hidden agenda?[3]

The Report recommended to the UN Members states:

·         Establish through the UN Human Rights Council an international commission of inquiry to investigate all human rights violations resulting from the mass killings of protesters since June 30th, 2013. The inquiry should be mandated to establish the facts, identify those responsible with a view to ensuring that the perpetrators of violations are held accountable, as well as collect and conserve information related to abuses for future use by credible judicial institutions. Ensure that the mandate is sufficiently broad to cover past and future acts and other human rights abuses committed by Egyptian security forces, as well as violence by protesters.

·         Suspend all sales and provision of security-related items and assistance to Egypt until the government adopts measures to end serious human rights violations, such as those related to suppression of largely peaceful demonstrations, and to holding rights violators accountable.

·         Under the principle of universal jurisdiction and in accordance with national laws, investigate and prosecute those implicated in serious crimes under international law committed in Egypt in July-August 2013.

This report identifies the most senior security officials and key leaders in the chain of command who should be investigated and, where there is evidence of responsibility, held individually accountable for the planning and execution or failing to prevent the widespread and systematic killings of protesters during July-August 2013, among them, then-Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

This same Sisi who became the de facto president of Egypt a year later.   The Rab’a story is still an everyday story in every city and village in Egypt.  So who will stand for rights? And, who will indicate Sisi?

* Mohamed S. Kamel: is a Freelance writer, the editor of, he is a professional engineer, a LEED Green Associate and a recognized project manager professional, he is Member of several civil society organizations, a co-founder, member of the executive committee and a spokesperson of The Egyptian Revolutionary Counsel (ERC), a co-founder of the Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy (ECCD-CECD(, Egyptian Worldwide for Democracy and Justice (EW4DJ), Canadian Egyptian for Democracy (CEFD), National Association for Change in Egypt (Taghyeer – Canada), Association of the Egyptians of Montreal (AEM), Alternative Perspective Media (APM-RAM), , Quebec Antiwar movement “Échec à la Guerre”, Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine “CJPP”, ex-president and co-founder of the Canadian Muslim Forum (CMF), member of the board of trustee in the Canadian Muslim for Palestine (CMP) and Community Center for Montreal Muslims (CCMM). He could be reached at and followed at @mskamel

My articles that related to the situation in Egypt, in English and Arabic:

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