Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy

ECCD Statement Regarding the 5th Anniversary of January 25th Revolution


On the fifth anniversary of the January 25, 2011 revolution in Egypt, the Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy (ECCD) is demanding the the Canadian Government not ignore the ever deteriorated situation in Egypt.

The last two and a half years, since the military coup of 2013, Egypt has seen mass killings, human rights violations and politicized death and jail sentences the likes of which have never been seen before.

The fake democratic smoke screen and the so-called elections of the president and parliament after the coup have no credibility and are an insult to anyone who believes in true democracy.

All Egyptians, women, children and men, even those who have no involvement in politics or activism are suffering greatly as state apparatuses are collapsing. Health, education, transportation, security and all other services are lacking or crumbling.

On this day we salute the sacrifice of the Egyptian people and urge the people and government of Canada to make any dealing with the current Egyptian regime conditional to its respect of human rights and freedoms.

About ECCDEgyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy (ECCD) is a politically independent, non-affiliated pan Canadian organization with chapters in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Calgary, Vancouver, and Kingston, which advocates for democracy and human rights in Egypt.

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