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.@hrw: the constitutional amendments were "a shameless attempt to entrench the military's power over civilian rule, and the referendum took place in such an unfree and unfair environment that its results can have no pretence to legitimacy". google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.… #Egypt
Opposition figures alleged that the government had denied #Egyptians freedom to express peacefully opposition to the changes before the vote and that it had used public money to distribute electoral bribes.
There were reports during the referendum that some people were offered free rides to their local polling stations or given food parcels once they’d voted. An activist was arrested for holding up a banner saying "No to the constitutional amendments" #Egypt
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1. Toxic masculinity killed 25 people
2. State negligence and refusal to invest in the train system continues to kill #Egyptians
Clearly, the long-running neglect by successive #Egyptian regimes of the rail network has claimed too many lives. And re yesterday’s tragedy, the long-running refusal to confront patriarchy & toxic masculinity - on state and street level - will also continue to claim lives.
A fight between 2 men killed 25 people. When I write or talk about feminism and the need to dismantle patriarchy, I hear “This isn’t the time!” When is the time? Men who benefit from patriarchy don’t care about its toll on others. It took a toll on 25 people yesterday. #Egypt
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There is horrific footage of the Ramses Train Station explosion showing people literally on fire after the explosion set them ablaze. It is a gut wrenching embodiment of the toll on #Egyptians of state neglect.
Every week terrible news comes from #Egypt. Today’s train disaster, last week’s execution of 9 men, news of forced disappearances,the proposed amendments to the constitution that could give Sisi more terms in office. Daily people struggle to get by & survive state neglect & abuse
Ramses Station is used by millions every year. In Arabic it’s known as Mahatet Masr which means Egypt Station. A disaster like that at this Station symbolizes so much. I’ve taken the train from there to Alexandria many times; I took the train from Aswan to that station in 2017.
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How is this summit happening in a country - #Egypt - where 15 people were executed in 3 weeks after trials denounced as incredibly unjust? How is Egypt - where no one has been held accountable for the massacre of 1.000 in 2013 - hosting a summit like this? google.com/amp/s/mobile.r…
The #EU might not care what the Sisi regime has done to #Egyptians but does it not care that that regime’s security forces murdered a European citizen, Gulio Regeini? He had been tortured so badly that his mother said she was able to identify his face only by the tip of his nose.
How has Sisi escaped the pariah status deservedly associated with Bashir and MBS: “But many confirmed their attendance only after it became clear that neither #Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir nor #Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman would show up.” #Egypt #EU
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How is this summit happening in a country - #Egypt - where 15 people were executed in 3 weeks after trials denounced as incredibly unjust? How is Egypt - where no one has been held accountable for the massacre of 1.000 in 2013 - hosting a summit like this? google.com/amp/s/mobile.r…
The #EU might not care what the Sisi regime has done to #Egyptians but does it not care that that regime’s security forces murdered a European citizen, Gulio Regeini? He had been tortured so badly that his mother said she was able to identify his face only by the tip of his nose.
How has Sisi escaped the pariah status deservedly associated with Bashir and MBS: “But many confirmed their attendance only after it became clear that neither #Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir nor #Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman would show up.” #Egypt #EU
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I'm starting a new thread on the naẓar amulet for protection against the Evil Eye. Now, the Evil Eye and the symbolism surrounding it is a widely acknowledged and historically relevant phenomenon across many cultures, so I'm just going to focus on the blue-eyed glass talismans.
Our journey starts in ancient #Mesopotamia, where 100s of votive figures were found in the excavation of the temple of Tell Brak. The most exclusive feature of these idols were their eyes. These amulets go back to 3300 BC and are the oldest eye amulets discovered.
The Evil Eye is a common term to refer to a specific curse being cast, intentional or unintentional, by the jealous looks of others towards the success of the one they envy. The ocular amulet is than in fact the charm meant to ward off the true Evil Eye.
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1/ Manu (The progenitor of Humankind)
All different races of Mankind are derived from Manu and Shradha. The current Manu is Vaivasvata Manu.
2/ The word Manu literary means man but it is a title given to the progenitor of mankind. According to Hindu Puranas there are many kalpas (One day of Lord Brahma the creator) and each Kalpa has 14 manvantara and each manvatara has one manu. So basically each Kalpa has 14 Manus.
3/ The current manu of the present manvantara is Shraddhadeva or Vaivasvata Manu of this current Kalpa. He is the son of Vivasvat (Probably Surya) and is therefore also known as Manu-vaivasvata.
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