February 1, 2011
LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT’S CLAMOR FOR JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY!
END THE US-BACKED MUBARAK REGIME!
HUSTISYA (Unity for Justice), expresses warm and fervent support to the people of Egypt who have sustained their street demonstrations for more than a week now in calling for the ouster of the three-decade dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak. As an organization of victims and families of victims of human rights violations in the Philippines, we share the people of Egypt’s yearning for freedom and democracy.
We call for justice for hundreds of people who were killed in the street protests and elsewhere, those who were disappeared, imprisoned and other victims of human rights violations in Egypt. We hold no less than the US-backed Mubarak regime accountable for such violations and decades-long suppression of its people. The decades-long military aid of the US is tantamount to the rise of human rights violations and the perpetuation of oppression and repression the people of the world, as it did in other countries like the Philippines, Israel and other neo-colonies.
The people’s uprising in Egypt is just and necessary, as it responds to the people’s basic civil and political rights, as well as emancipation from the crises perpetuated by a state that remained in power while its people continue to suffer poverty, curtailment of rights and even their basic right to life and human dignity.
We call on all peace and justice advocates here and abroad to express solidarity with the people of Egypt. The people’s uprising in Egypt should likewise serve as reminder to President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, that the people continue to be in a state of unrest as long as there is no genuine change.
Hustisya national chairperson