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Cairo: On Tuesday, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was declared the winner of the presidential election here in Egypt. The revolution has eaten its children. The gagging of women and the poor explains the reason.

The female leaders of the feminist movement in our country are angry. Angry because the government here has completely ignored the issue of women's rights, despite the blood and sweat women contributed during the revolution.

These women leaders had no expectations that neither the oppressed nor the women would be liberated. Freedom, justice and dignity are not given away for free by this government. . . .

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Nawal El Saadawi
Nawal El-Saadawi [1931–2021] was a physician, author, and feminist. For 50 years she has been one of Egypt's leading intellectuals. El-Saadawi has been jailed for his remarks, both under President Anwar Sadat and under President Hosni Mubarak. She wrote exclusively in Norway for MODERN TIMES for a number of years. (Image from a film interview conducted by Truls Lie in Cairo.) See also keywords.

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