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Dec 05, 2012
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Egyptian Judge Waleed Sharabi: The Presidency Must Be Protected Even If It Means Shedding Blood

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Source: The InternetMehwar TV (Egypt)

Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian judge Waleed Sharabi, which aired on Mehwar TV via the Internet on December 5, 2012.


Waleed Sharabi: If I were the president, I would have to protect the institution of the presidency with all my power – not in order to protect my position, but in order to defend the state, which protects us all.


Interviewer: Using all available means?


Waleed Sharabi: Yes, using all available means, regardless of the cost.


Interviewer: Even if it means beating up demonstrators?


Waleed Sharabi: Even if it means shedding blood. We must defend the dignity of the state.


Interviewer: Your honor, I am not with you on that, because I believe that the blood of the Egyptians is more precious than the institution of the presidency.


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