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Egyptian activist George Ishak dies age 85

George Ishak, a member of the National Council for Human Rights, passed away on Friday at the age of 85, after a struggle with illness.

The leader of the Civil Democratic Movement, Samir Elish, said on his official Facebook account: “May God have mercy on our brother George Ishak and forgive him and enter him into his spacious heavens.”

“Our heartfelt condolences to all friends and acquaintances for the loss of a patriotic man and comrade of struggle,” Elish said.

The leader of the Civil Democratic Movement revealed that the funeral will be held on Sunday in Abbasiya Cathedral.

Ishak, a leader in the Civil Democratic Movement, was known for his participation in political movements since he was a child.

In his youth he participated with the Fedayeen in resisting the British occupation, and also participated in resisting the tripartite aggression against Egypt, then he moved to the Labor Party in 1969.

Ishak’s first demonstration was on December 12, 2004, where he came up with with chants that the Egyptian people had not heard of before such as “24 years Enough for Mubarak.”

The Kifaya (Enough) movement was the first of its kind to oppose handing over Egypt’s rule to Gamal Mubarak. The movement, whose membership was limited at the beginning of its establishment to 300 people, reached thousands. I

It even had branches in most governorates of Egypt.

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