From Tahrir Documents:
- The Movement wishes to emphasize that it condemns the Ministry of the Interior and police units for the excessive use of force in dealing with peaceful demonstrations.
- The Movement places complete responsibility on the leadership of the Cabinet, the Ministry of the Interior, and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces for the martyring and injury of dozens from among the people’s sons by the Central Security Forces. It also holds those powers responsible for the deterioration of the security situation in the country, which in turn reflects the setbacks which the Revolution is witnessing (i.e. the attempts to sidestep or purposefully abort the Revolution and reproduce the deposed regime).
- The immediate transfer of power to a council of civilian leadership chosen by popular agreement and that will take up administration of the country’s affairs in a revolutionary framework has become unavoidable. This council will realize the f the Revolution’s very legitimate demands in accordance with the people’s will without restrictions or conditions, as a way of uniting our ranks—a shot in the country’s arm which will affirm only the best of intentions toward the Egyptian people’s Revolution.
If you want security for this country, then this is your last chance.
With this in mind, we announce a halt to our campaign to capture the remaining figures of the old regime and a boycott of the elections that are being carried out in an illegitimate framework. We will demand that all national forces boycott them and sit-in in Tahrir until the transfer of power is completed.
God protect Egypt
General Coordinator: Sharif Diyab
[phone numbers redacted]
Translated by Paul Kohlbry
Translation reviewed by Emily Drumsta