So, last night, Youssef Boutros Ghali was speaking at LSE. This man is a convicted criminal & a fugitive. What the fuck are LSE doing giving this corrupt thief a platform? Did they learn nothing from getting into bed with Gaddafi? SHAME on LSE.
Respect to the brave and outspoken activist, Dina Makram-Obeid who bravely called him out for the criminal that he is, only for him to be whisked away by LSE security, like some kind of VIP, you can watch here http://vimeo.com/34809423 Bravo Dina!
The man is a fugitive from the law & has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for corruption while he was the Minister of Finance in Mubarak’s corrupt regime. He owes the Egyptian people 60 million Egyptian pounds. He was too cowardly to stay & stand trial & was convicted in absentia. Yet, here he is, gallavanting around London, being given legitimacy & freedom to roam, living on the proceeds of crime & being allowed to stay here in London.
Apparantly the Egyptian authorities need to issue a warrant for his arrest, in order for Interpol to be able to do this? Why the fuck has this not happened? Unless, of course, SCAF are in cahoots with him? Why hasn’t the Home Secretary here used her discretion to ban this undesirable corrupt fugitive from justice? As a British and Egyptian woman I am so angry at the collective institutional ambivalence towards this insult to so-called justice.
Shame on all of them for being complicit in this criminal insult to Egyptians everywhere!