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Children for Freedom
Under the continuous detention of university professors Although getting 4 court acquittals, the reformists still BEHIND BARS.
Thursday, December 13,2007 08:52
by Doaa Abdel Raouf IkhwanWeb

 Children of the MB court-martialed leaders face many effective situations and events that affect the kids" characters and formation. The kids witnessed the detention of their fathers, insisted on attending the trials, in addition to reiterative visits in prisons; the children lead a miserable life due to the absence of their fathers.

      `Aisha Hassan Malik (10 years) describes her feelings during shouting that she feels being older than the real age and that both she and the father are being treated unjustly. She said that what the family suffers is "groundless injustice". She wnders: "whenever my father builds a project, the regime would come and destroy it though being build after exerting much effort… why?"

      "The family curtained my father’s detention for three days, moreover they hided the papers in order not to know", she added.

      Anas Hassan Malik (12 years) said that he tried to calm his younger sister whenever she wept. "Whenever she weeps and shivers while sleeping, I would go for Khadijah- his sister- to come and be with the young sister", he added.

      Anas says: "I try to calm Khadijah and my mother, because what we suffer is an examination from Allah to see whether we are to be patient or not; if Allah finds that we are patient and calm, He will reward us for that…but if not, Allah will become discontented".

      Ahmad Dhia" Farahat (12 years) expressed his feelings saying: "the way my family was treated by the security in injustice not only for the MB, but for the whole society and man as well; they detained my father without being guilty, he helps the society and its people".

      The boy would shout before the court in an attempt to help his father who helped him in advance. "My classmates know that my father is not a criminal, I never feel ashamed of what my father suffers; I shall be proud instead", he added.

      Sarah Ayman Abdul-Ghani composed some poetic verses titled [why do you take my family?]. The girl would weep and make the others weep also whenever she says poetry. The girl was deprived from her father, grandfather, and uncle. She would be absent from the school to attend the tribunals feeling that saying poetry is an attempt to defend her family.

      She said: "I did not tell my friends that my father is imprisoned. My brother Anas (4 years) keeps a photo for his father under the pillow; he would look at it every night before sleeping".

      `Amer Mahmoud Mursi (7 years) was asleep on detaining and kidnapping his father by the security forces. He cannot tell his friends what happened for they will not understand the situation.

      Yusuf Said Sa`ad (8 years): he was awake while kidnapping his father, he was terrified, because it was in the night, the soldiers took his computer on which he was used to play. "I was concerned about his father because they took him in a big vehicle to a place I don"t know", he added.

      In cooperation with the families of the MB detainees, the kids commenced a league titled (Chuldren for Freedom) that gathers all the children of the detainees who suffer from military tribunals and others. This league was declared during the Fifth Cairo International Conference at the Press Syndicate. The children ran elections in transparent boxes for choosing the league reporter, spokesperson, and the members of the directors.

      In their statement, the league members called for the release of their fathers and for not detaining them again.

      They said: "our fathers are not criminals or guilty to be detained, they were detained for nothing but calling for the freedom to take place in the country, for self-determination, building their renaissance, and sacrifice for the freedom of their nation".

      It"s worthy mentioning that the children stand in service for all during the tribunal, distribute water and juice, raising banners and flags denouncing the injustice they and the country suffer, speak with the media, recite the Glorious Qur"an, say poetry, and sing Islamic poetry.

      They try to defend their fathers; they would try to climb the walls to have a glance on their dads during getting down from the security vehicles or try to touch the hands of their fathers.


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