Scott Horton Interviews Ahmed Elassy
Ahmed Elassy, Organizer and Public Affairs Director for the Egyptian-International Coalition for Ending the Blockade and Rebuilding Gaza, discusses Hosni Mubarak’s arrest following his brazen public statement denying corruption and threatening to sue those who slandered him; how Egyptians have resolved to bring Mubarak to justice themselves if the military fails to do so; the foreign banks refusing to freeze the Mubarak family’s billions in ill-gotten assets; Ahmed’s meeting with Egypt’s Foreign Minister Dr. Nabil Al-Araby on allowing commercial goods into Gaza and working to open the Rafah crossing permanently; and the billions in Gaza aid sitting idle while the cement and steel needed to rebuild remains blockaded by Israel.
MP3 here. (34:04)
Ahmed Elassy is a dual Egyptian-American citizen who spent his adolescence in Egypt and has lived in Cairo permanently since 1999. As an IT consultant specialized in network security, Mr. Elassy has owned and operated companies in both the US and in Egypt. The child of politically active parents in 1970s Egypt, his political activism includes extensive online work related to the unjust Israeli policies toward Palestinians. Mr. Elassy is currently serving as the Organizer and Public Affairs Director for the Egyptian-International Coalition for Ending the Blockade and Rebuilding Gaza, the main objective of which is to peacefully demand the permanent end of the Egyptian blockade of goods, services and building materials to the Gaza Strip.