- Posted January 27, 2014 by
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Protests in Egypt: Your experiences
Funeral of 20 years old Somya ِِِِِAbdallah
Funeral of 20 years old somya Abdallah
Somya Abdallah the 20 years old university student who was suspended by the current authorities in Egypt from attending her university for protesting against the coup decided to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the revolution in Egypt in the 25th of January ,she attended a march in Al-Syouf district in Alexandria for the last time in her life , the march was attacked by army and police forces and Somya joined more than 60 other protesters that was killed that day.
The attacks on protesters were denounced by many organizations:
The FIDH described what happened as a massacre and condemned the excessive use of force against the protesters
The High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned the attacks on protesters “I call on the Egyptian authorities to carry out prompt, independent and impartial investigations into the killings, to make the findings public and to bring to justice those responsible in accordance with international human rights standards.” .
"The Egyptian authorities are using every resource at their disposal to quash dissent and trample on human rights " that is what Amnesty international said about the killing of thousands of protesters in Egypt http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/egypt-three-years-wide-scale-repression-continues-unabated-2014-01-23
Amnesty international also said
" Since July 2013, the Egyptian security forces have
routinely used excessive and unnecessary
lethal force to disperse demonstrations, a practice
that has resulted in the deaths of
hundreds of protesters and bystanders, as well as i
n some cases journalists and other media
in the 26th of January thousands of people attended the funeral after the time and place of the funeral were published on the Internet participants chanted against Al-Sisi and accused him for being responsible of the attacks on protesters they also chanted against Police and Army they asked for the execution of Al Sisi with the army and police soldiers who are responsible for the killing of protesters
Police and army did not attack the funeral and the huge number of participants moved for several hours from Al-syouf district to the cemetery the participants moved on foot while Somya was placed with some of her family members in a car.