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REMEMBERING THE RABAA MASSACRE

Posted by: John Phoenix

On 14 August 2013, the Zionist Sisi army stormed a sit-in at Cairo’s Rabaa square and slaughtered more than 1,000 people who were protesting against the removal of the country’s first democratically elected President, Mohamed Morsi.

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian opposition had been demonstrating outside the Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo for 47 days when security forces attacked at around 6am on 14 August 2013.

Security forces shot indiscriminately into the crowd, set fire to the tents people had gathered in and threw tear gas into the masses. People were shot, burnt alive and suffocated with tear gas. Security forces blocked the entrances so that ambulances couldn’t get in to treat the wounded.

Despite the fact that the police and army opened fire and used excessive force, since that day not a single security officer has been brought to trial or been held accountable for the massacre.

Remembering Asmaa Beltagy, the ‘Baby of Rabaa’

On 14 August, 17-year-old Asmaa was shot in the chest and back when security forces violently dispersed a six-week-old sit-in by anti-coup protesters in Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square in eastern Cairo.

One of the last things Asmaa said was: “Persist, victory will come soon. Do not leave the revolution to the army.”

Daughter of a Muslim Brotherhood leader, and a young icon of the protest, during the Rabaa Massacre, Asmaa was targeted and killed by an Egyptian sniper.

THE STORY OF UMM ZUBEIDA
Umm Zubeida

Umm Zubeida, also known as Mona Mahmoud, who told the BBC in 2018 that her daughter had been forcibly disappeared by Zionist Sisi security forces and tortured, has been imprisoned, four times as of August 2019.

Her crime was asking about the whereabouts of her daughter.

Zubeida Ibrahim Ahmed Younis, who had not been seen since April 2017, appeared on television shortly after the BBC report was aired to say that she had not been kidnapped and tortured by Zionist Sisi and that she does not speak to her mother due to personal reasons.

Read More:
Umm Zubeida: Why is Egypt punishing me for searching for my daughter?
Umm Zubeida cuts off her hair in protest of continued detention
Egypt returns Umm Zubeida to prison for fourth time.

Learn more about the Rabaa Massacre

18 days – Egyptians tell their story of the 18 days of protest

Husband and son in prison. Daughter shot in Rabaa. Asmaa Beltagi’s mum speaks on the massacre

Remembering the Rabaa Massacre

Rabaa field doctor: ‘They burned them dead and alive

Rabaa Al-Adawiyya provides an opportunity for real and lasting change

Haitham, Egypt’s 14 year old political prisoner: ‘They forgot I was a child’

Rabaa Al-Adawiya massacre ‘the worst mass killing’ in modern Egypt

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