I still got some time to write my remarks about the Draft Constitution , already my voting turn will be on December 22,2012 as I am from Giza.
Anyhow I would like to share with you these videos on why many Egyptians including me refuse this draft constitution.
This video is from Mosireen with English captions speaks about the neglect the right to the city despite we face a huge problem when it comes to shanty towns in almost all over the country and in its major cities.
By the way Strong Egypt Party also refused this constitution for neglecting this right as part of the social justice.
This video is about the freedom of press. It is not translated unfortunately. The speakers are Ahram Online’s editor in chief Hany Shukrallah and journalists syndicate’s board member Alaa El Attar
Now when it comes to freedom of Press , well this is the most unfriendly constitution I would imagine when it comes to freedom of press after #Jan25 revolution.
According to article No.48 Newspapers, channels and websites can be closed by a court orders so easily. Already the article is too vague.
Ironically in Constitution 1971 newspapers can not be closed by court orders !!
Also this draft constitution did not ban the imprisonment of journalists in publishing related crimes. I remember that Mohamed Mahsoob once promised to include this article in the constitution but you know !! The MB leading members already said that journalists should not have any privileges compared to other professions.
Moving to Al Azhar’s positionHere is Ibrahim El Houdaiby speaking about his concerns considering Al Azhar's posiiton in the draft constitution
Article No.4 states the supreme scholars committee of Al-Azhar, the country's highest Islamic institution, should be consulted on all matters relating to Sharia. Many expressed their fear that this gives the religious institution the right to meddle in the law-making process as well a complete control over religion. You must think in the future that Al Azhar could be controlled by radicals.
You can read more about the religious aspects of the draft constitution in that report by Nada Rashwan in Ahram Online.
To Article No.62 related to the right of healthcare , here is a video from No for the Constitution campaign that is translated to French.
The State obliges to provide healthcare and health insurance according to a high quality fair system and to be free for those who are incapable to afford it !!
How can the state determine who is capable to afford this healthcare and who is not !? Are we going back again to the infamous poverty certificate !? What kind of logic is that !?
Already Egyptian doctors like Mona Mina who are struggling to have some National health insurance system like in UK fear that this constitution will open the door to private the health insurance.
Now this video from Strong Egypt Party and it presents why it refuses the draft constitution.
There are more to raise and I know we got no time.