Despite the pioneering role that Egypt is trying to play by hosting the United Nations Conference on Climate Change “COP27” and the positive image it seeks to show through the presence of senior world leaders to this summit held in Sharm El Sheikh, a state of uncertainty reigns over the Egyptian street during Calls by opposition groups to demonstrate on November 11 to overthrow the regime President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi who has been in power since 2013.
The call for demonstration comes due to Sisi’s failure to manage the crisis in the country, and after the economic conditions deteriorated and the pound exchange rate fell to unprecedented levels, according to the opponents’ description.
In an exclusive interview with the Egyptian international actor Amr Waked, we discussed the most prominent developments on the Egyptian scene, and he had many positions, the most prominent of which we will convey to you, according to what he said.
Amr Waked: These moves are a sign that the suffering has begun to reach its limit
Waked told Euronews, when asked about the calls for Egyptians to take to the streets on 11/11/11, that “it is the right of any citizen anywhere in the world to demonstrate peacefully, and although I did not participate in the call, these moves are a sign that The suffering has reached its limit and there must be other policies or we will be facing an explosion.”
Regarding his lack of participation in inviting Egyptians to go out to the street, Waked said, “I do not know if this is my role. I am a representative and not currently on Egyptian soil,” stressing “his happiness with this invitation and his desire for people to go out and for the citizen to do everything in his power to recover his rights.” However, these moves, according to Waked, must be based on their individual decisions, their readiness to move, and a full awareness of what they might face on the street.
And whether these moves might succeed in changing the scene in Egypt two days before its exit, Waked says, “Everyone is waiting for change, whether this change will happen at the present time or in the near future, because (continuing) life in this way for the Egyptian citizen has become very difficult. Today, most Egyptians suffer greatly, especially material suffering, other than the suffering of deprivation of rights… in general.
About a month ago, calls were launched on social media under the hashtags “Go down 11/11” and “11/11 demonstrations” calling on Egyptians to take to the streets to overthrow the president, for his actual inability, according to some, to find quick and effective solutions.
Amr Waked: Egypt will become a civilian state that will not be controlled by a military man
When asked which is better, Egypt in the time of Sisi or Egypt before the revolution of January 25, 2011, he pointed out and stressed that “the period that Egypt has experienced since the revolution until today is an extension of the same event and the event has not ended yet,” adding, “We are in the middle of the journey, and in another The journey, Egypt will become a city-state not controlled by the military man as is the case today, and we will have democratic elections and the people will spend (spend) on education and health more than they are spending now on securing the seat for officials.”
Amr Waked: I do not believe anything the Egyptian regime says
Regarding President Sisi’s words a few days ago and his saying that Egypt was on the verge of a civil war during the Brotherhood’s rule, Waked said, “Frankly and in all honesty, I no longer believe anything the Egyptian regime says, and I see in most of its allegations many accusations leveled at others… such as spreading false news.” And the threat to national security.” Waked wondered: “When Egyptian families are sitting in their homes, afraid and under threat and afraid that their son will be arrested at any time, is this not considered a threat to national security, and when the Egyptian media says that Amr Waked Not Egyptian, this news is not considered fake news.”
Amr Waked: The diplomatic and political cost of Alaa Abdel-Fattah has become very high
Euronews spoke with the Egyptian filmmaker about the prisoner of conscience and the activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Which is one of the well-known names that participated in the revolution of 25, which overthrew the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak, who, a few days ago, escalated his hunger strike inside his prison by refraining from drinking water, and pointed out that if he were in the place of the Egyptian regime, he would have released Abdel Fattah immediately, because The cost of this, politically and diplomatically, has become very high.
Waked asked, “What will happen if he is released? There is someone who assures you that he will leave the country and give up his Egyptian nationality. Why do you want revenge on him? .. For nine years, Alaa and his family have been subjected to torture.” personal stubbornness.”
He pointed out that “God forbid, if anything happened to Alaa, the internal and external reactions would not be normal.”
He stressed and stressed the need to release all political detainees and the need to compensate them for their lives in prisons and hold those responsible to account.
In the end, Waked wished that the Egyptian street would not witness any form of violence in the coming days.
International calls for the release of Alaa Abdel Fattah
Over the past few days, and through Egypt’s hosting of the Climate Summit, international pressures escalated to release the prisoner, especially with the arrival of his other sister, Sana Seif, to the summit headquarters in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to pressure for Abdel Fattah’s release.
From Sharm el-Sheikh, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz appealed for Alaa’s release, saying, “There must be a decision. His release must be possible so that his hunger strike does not end in death.”
UN Special Rapporteur Clement Foll called for “the immediate release of Alaa Abdel-Fattah, whose life is in danger and who was imprisoned for years for exercising his legitimate right to demonstrate.”
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior had declared a state of maximum alert in the face of calls for demonstrations next Friday.