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Victim's families await Mubarak's trial

01-13-2012 07:58 BJT

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Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's trial is continuing, and victims' families are following it closely. Some have threatened to protest on the anniversary of Egypt’s anti-government protests on the 25th of January. Others have vowed vengeance themselves if the court fails to issue a death sentence.

Friday the 28th of January was the most violent day of the uprising. Known as Anger Friday most of the victims killed was on that day. After the Friday, prayer protests broke all over Egypt, here in Mattariya square, 27 died in clashes with the police forces. Khaled Al Wakel was one of those young civilians.

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is wheeled into a court house in Cairo,
Egypt, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.

Khaled’s mother Um Khaled said: "The interior ministry said they were only firing live ammunitions on those who were attacking police stations, but my son was killed at least two bus stops away of the station. I can’t imagine that a police officer would fire live ammunition on protesters, his brother might be among those protesters how could he do something like that."

Khaled was a high school student and a member of a facebook fan page, named "khaled said".

It was this page that started the calls for the 25th of January protests.

Victim’s father Mohamed al Wakel said: "I was never interested in politics it was khaled who was an activist. He would always tell me, if we will not move or act to change the country, who would?"

Khaled’s father and many of the victims family regularly meet to discuss their plans regarding Mubarak’s trial. After having high hopes that Judge Ahmed Refaat would issue a final verdict in January, many victims’ families got disappointed when he announced that, the defense hearing would continue until the 16th of February.

They announced they will peacefully protest on the 25th January.

Mohamed al Wakel said: "We want justice to be served. I don’t want financial compensations. I am willing to pay them back even more money, and let me hold a gun and shoot Mubarak’s son in the heart like they did to my son."

While many of victims family have expressed their desire to kill Mubarak, if he didn’t get a death sentence, Khaled’s mother had a different opinion.

Um Khaled said: "I don’t want Mubarak to be sentenced to death, I want him to live. I pray God that he’d have a long life and he would suffer and be humiliated, so that he would feel our suffering."

Al Wakel family have been given several awards from various organization for their precious sacrifice that their son made for Egypt. His pictures surrounds the house to keep his memory alive. When his sister gave birth to a young boy, they named him Khaled. But regardless how hard they try to be patient, the fact they lost their son remains painful.

Um Khaled said: “ in our bed until dawn, telling me that this happy chat will not be repeated. A week before, his sheikh told us that he was asking about martyrs and how they are treated in Islam, now he became one. I miss my son a lot, I really wish to see him again."

Reporter: "This became khaled el wakel’s wall of fame. A young Egyptian whose dream was to become an actor, but those dreams died with him on the 28th of January while he was calling for freedom and supporting his country. "

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak lies on a gurney bed while leaving the
courtroom at the police academy, where he is on trial, in Cairo January 2, 2012.


Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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