Egypt’s Activists Bid Farewell to the Revolution

A revolution hijacked and raped

“Anyone who isn’t confused really doesn’t understand the situation.”


 Dr. Ashraf Ezzat


Could it be the final battle in the Tahrir revolution


“I believe our revolution is being hijacked” commented one of the Tahrir protesters …“The army and the people is one hand” chanted the thousands of protesters in the iconic Tahrir square … Soldiers have stormed an anti-government protest camp in Cairo …President Mubarak says he will not run for another term in office … violent clashes have killed at least Nine people and injured more than 350 others- and still counting …Tahrir square is packed with millions of Egyptians

Tahrir square saga

…  Protesters set cars alight and threw stones at military police in the Egyptian capital …what inspiring scenes we are getting here from Tahrir square … a wounded activist said that he had been arrested and beaten by soldiers at a sit-in near the parliamentary building earlier… the United States calls for a peaceful transition of power in Egypt … the military attacked protesters who have been camping outside the Cabinet headquarters in Cairo for the past three weeks, protesting against the appointment of Dr. Kamal Ganzoury, who served under Mubarak, as Egypt new prime minister … Mubarak has stepped down after 18 days of huge protests … The troops responded by firing shots in the air and using water cannon, before throwing stones back at the protesters from the roof of the nearby parliament building … Egypt military council pledges to protect the revolution and hand over power to a civilian government in six months

Egypt military abducting dissidents who had to be dragged out of Tahrir sqaure

…This sit-in has been going on for weeks in protest against the military…Two churches set on fire and 27 killed by the military violent crackdown on thousands of protesters in Maspero, downtown Cairo… PM in press conference denies army attacked Egypt’s Occupy Cabinet … Sounds of gunfire can be heard near the cabinet building. Protesters retreated. Some are falling from rubber bullet injuries. Men on motorcycles are rushing to carry the wounded to field hospitals

Activists chased out of Tahrir square

… it is happening in Israel. Italy, Spain, Yemen and the United States, it is World Wide Tahrir Square movement now … Protesters in Qasr al-Aini Street chant, “kill Khaled and kill Mina, each of your bullets make us stronger.” They refer to Khaled Saeed, who was tortured to death by policemen last year …Egypt elections results show Islamists are winning… Egypt government will keep its promise not to use violence against protesters … Egypt’s ruling generals appear confident that Islamist parties who swept recent elections will stay out of the fight while other pro-democracy protesters become increasingly isolated … Egypt’s Military Police sets Tahrir Square ablaze and forcefully pushes away protesters demonstrating outside the Cabinet on the first anniversary of the Arab spring …Egypt’s Prime Minister says fighting since Friday between protesters and soldiers is an attack on the country’s revolution…

[youtube 4iboFV-yeTE&list=PL281B5DA2E64E6E4D&index=55&feature=plpp_video&skipcontrinter=1 Egyptian soldiers clubbing, dragging and stripping a woman protester in Tahrir square]

The army used live ammunition to disperse Tahrir protesters … Egypt PM described the demonstrators in front of Cabinet as “not the revolution’s youth.”

Tahrir square on fire

“restoring lost dignity and total regime change is what this revolution is all about” a political activist said…Minutes later, a full offensive was waged on the protesters, pushing them away from the cabinet and clearing and burning Tahrir Square …Israel eyeing reoccupaion of Sinai …

 a massacre is taking place in Tahrir square right now …a deal has been struck between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military council behind closed doors …

Groups of soldiers roaming square, Some people getting beaten randomly … Tents burning …

Tahrir looks like a war zone … “we lost the square” one activist tweeted…

President Mubarak is due to give a speech any minute now.

A revolution hijacked and raped

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University of London reports research in kidneys.

Blood Weekly January 8, 2009 “Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) therapy compared with azathioprine has not led to improved long-term renal allograft outcomes perhaps as MMF dose is limited by tolerability and dose reduction is associated with inferior graft outcome. The consequences, however, of dose reduction of mycophenolate mofetil relative to azathioprine have not been reported,” scientists writing in the journal Transplantation report (see also Kidneys). go to website university of london

“We studied dosing patterns of MMF and azathioprine in the first year after transplantation and their impact on graft outcome after renal transplantation between 1999 and 2002 in the United Kingdom. Sixty-two percent of patients were found to be taking less than 2 g of MMF and 45% were taking less than 100 mg of azathioprine at 1 year after transplantation. Graft outcome was comparable in patients receiving 2 g or more of MMF (n=209), 1 to 2 g of MMF (n=267), and 100 mg or more of azathioprine (n=504) at 1 year after transplantation. Less than 1 g of MMF (n=71) and less than 100 mg of azathioprine (n=413) was associated with a 3-fold and 2-fold increased 4.5 year risk-adjusted hazard ratio (HR) of graft failure, respectively, with reduced graft function. Finally, less than I g of MMF was not superior to less than 100 mg of azathioprine. Azathioprine levels are not routinely measured and long-term results of concentration controlled MMF studies are awaited. Currently, dose is a useful measure of drug exposure,” wrote S. Shah and colleagues, University of London. go to website university of london

The researchers concluded: “This study suggests that less than 1 g of MMF and less than 100 mg of azathioprine are associated with inferior graft outcome.” Shah and colleagues published their study in Transplantation (The Effect of Mycophenolate Mofetil and Azathioprine Dose on Renal Allograft Outcome in the United Kingdom. Transplantation, 2008;86(8):1035-1042).

Additional information can be obtained by contacting S. Shah, University of London St. Bartholomews Hospital Med College, Barts & London School of Medicine & Dental, William Harvey Research Institute, Center Translat Med & Therapeutic, College Medical, London EC1M 6BQ, UK.

The publisher of the journal Transplantation can be contacted at: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 530 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-3621, USA.


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Ashraf Ezzat is an Egyptian born in Cairo and based in Alexandria. He graduated from the faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University. Keen not to be entirely consumed by the medical profession, Dr. Ezzat invests a lot of his time in research and writing. History of the ancient Near East and of Ancient Egypt has long been an area of special interest to him. In his writings, he approaches ancient history not as some tales from the remote times but as a causative factor in our existing life; and to him, it's as relevant and vibrant as the current moment. In his research and writings, Dr. Ezzat is always on a quest trying to find out why the ancient wisdom had been obstructed and ancient spirituality diminished whereas the Judeo-Christian teachings and faith took hold and prospered. Dr. Ezzat has written extensively in Arabic tackling many issues and topics in the field of Egyptology and comparative religion. He is the author of Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites. He writes regularly at many well-known online websites such as Dissident Voice and What Really Happened. Dr. Ezzat is also an independent filmmaker. His debut film was back in 2011 The Annals of Egypt Revolution and in 2012 he made Tale of Osiris a short animation for children. In 2013 his short The Pyramids: story of creation was screened at many international film festivals in Europe. And he is working now on his first documentary "Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites".