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Targeting the eyes of the activists

Published Nov 30, 2011 9:01 PM

The following is excerpted from www.antiimperialista.org.

Ahmed Harara is a close friend of mine. He lost his right eye during the first revolution on 28 January 2011 and four days ago he lost his left eye. He will be forever blind, but he went back into Tahrir Square, right after his operation in the hospital.

In the TV program [tinyurl.com/84gza8g], you will see the young officer who fired the bullet and you will hear the voice of a shooting officer proudly reporting to his superior that he managed to get another eye … it was a premeditated campaign … targeting the eyes of the activists.

But their response is to go back to Tahrir Square, the square of liberation, because a shot eye is better than a broken eye as Ahmed Harara says in the program. They are not blind and they put everyone in front of the necessity to take [a] position; no more lies, no more evasion.