News Release

Egyptian Activists Demand Resignation of Mubarak

Egypt is 7 hours ahead of U.S. ET. For online resources see:

Shenker is a London-born journalist who reports for the Guardian from Egypt. Last night he reported on a statement from activists at Tahrir (Liberation) Square. The first demand is “the resignation of the president.” See full statement

A member of the April 6 Youth Movement, Mahfouz posted several YouTube videos, including one on January 18 that has been credited by many with having helped spark the protests in Egypt that began on January 25; for example, “Equal Rights Takes to the Barricades” by Mona El-Naggar in the New York Times.

See video with English subtitles:

The April 6 Youth Movement was set up largely to support workers in El-Mahalla, an industrial town, who held a series of strikes over the last several years (including [planed strike] on April 6, 2008). See from The Real News “Roots of the Egyptian Revolutionary Moment

Hussein is a doctor at Nadeem Center for Victims of Torture; Al-Dawla is a psychiatrist with the group. She was profiled by Time magazine as a global hero in 2004.

Rizk is an independent blogger and filmmaker based in Cairo. He was featured on a news release Sunday from the Institute for Public Accuracy, “Egypt: Threat of the Army, Resilience of the Protests.”

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167