Suzanne Mubarak
former First Lady of Egypt
Suzanne Mubarak
Suzanne Mubarak is married to the former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and was the First Lady of Egypt until he resigned on 11 February 2011.
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Veiled woman reads news on Egypt state TV for first time
Fox News - over 4 years
A female Egyptian news presenter appeared on state television wearing a veil for the first time on Sunday after the Islamist-dominated government lifted an effective ban that had been in place for decades under secular-leaning regimes of the past. The ban on female news readers wearing the Islamic veil had long been criticized even by liberals and human rights activists as an infringement on personal freedoms -- particularly in a country where more than half of all adult women cover their heads. However, it was the latest move by authorities under new Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to make sweeping changes in state-controlled media. Just a few weeks ago, the Islamist-dominated upper house of parliament or Shura Council, shuffled editors of state-run media and most of the 50 new appointees were either Islamists or their sympathizers. Egypt's journalists' union has accused Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group of trying to make the media its mouthpiece. Many Egyptians fear Morsi a ...
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Ida Lichter, M.D.: Hurdles To Muslim Women's Rights
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
An injured horse last month disqualified equestrian Dalma Malhas from representing Saudi Arabia at the London Olympics. She would have been the first female athlete from the kingdom. Brunei and Qatar have entered several women for the first time, and although most Muslim countries send female athletes to various events, few boast outstanding women contestants. Why are they lagging so far behind the rest of the world and does the Arab Spring herald any change? In May, the Muslim Women's Sport Foundation in London honoured a number of athletes, including Halet Ambel, the first Muslim woman Olympic competitor, who represented Turkey in 1936; African American Ibtihaj Muhammad, who will fence for the U.S. this year wearing the hijab; and Sadaf Rahimi, a 17-year-old boxer from Afghanistan. The Kabul stadium where Rahimi trained for the London Olympics was a former Taliban site for women's executions. Other outstanding sportswomen include Pakistani Naseem Hameed, who won a g ...
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Who represents the women of Egypt?
Bikyamasr - over 4 years
Egypt women protesting in Cairo. -image courtesy WNN Who, exactly, is “Egypt’s everywoman?” A June 28th New York Times profile suggests that she is Naglaa Ali Mahmoud, wife of newly elected Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. Mahmoud’s history and path to the position of Egyptian first lady make her a bit hard to pin down. At first glance, she appears wholly conservative: the veiled wife of an Islamist, she was married to her cousin as a teenager and prefers to be called “Um Ahmed,” or Mother of Ahmed, one of her five children. As the Times notes, some fear her with her veil, she will be an embarrassment when greeting world leaders—a “comic scenario”—and that her image runs counter to aspirations for a modern, cosmopolitan nation. Yet upon closer examination, nuances emerge: she studied English at university, lived for years in Los Angeles, and frequently appeared with her husband during his campaign. Furthermore, Morsi once stated publicly—breaking with traditional customs ...
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Officials Say Mubarak In Critical Condition
NPR - over 4 years
With rumors of the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's death spreading rapidly, authorities granted his wife, former first lady Suzanne Mubarak, and the couple's two daughters-in-law special permission to visit him in Cairo's Torah prison early that morning. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Egypt's ousted president turns 84, celebrates birthday at hospital where he is detained
Fox News - almost 5 years
Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak turned 84 on Friday and celebrated his birthday at a Cairo hospital where he is detained, according to a security official and Egyptian daily papers. The country's former first lady, Suzanne Mubarak, visited him with relatives and grandchildren, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media This was the second birthday for the former Egyptian president while in detention. Mubarak is on trial on charges of complicity in the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 18-day popular uprising that ousted him from power in February 2011. More than 800 people were killed during the revolution, many of them demonstrators shot dead by security forces. The verdict and sentencing for Mubarak, who has pleaded not guilty, are due on June 2. A guilty verdict could put the man who spent nearly 30 years as one of the Arab world's key strongmen on death row. ...
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Comment on Due Diligence, Googoosha, and Komen for the Cure by David
Registan - almost 5 years
Great post. Perhaps Susan Komen might try to help Uzbek women who are subjected to forced sterilization, a cause that the Fund Forum does not see to be addressing? There was a good report on this on the BBC recently – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/21/uzbekistan-carrying-out-forced-sterilisations?newsfeed=true Incidentally, Komen appears also to have been close to Suzanne Mubarak…
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Egyptian women object to the Utras sit-in rules
Bikyamasr - almost 5 years
Egyptian women fear being excluded from the hard-fought freedoms won in Egypt – photo supplied. CAIRO: The Independent Egyptian Women’s Union praised the ongoing football fans, aka Ultras, sit-in and announced their solidarity with it, and at the same time they expressed their condemnation for the rule set by the fans that prohibits women and girls from staying in the sit-in after 10 p.m. “From our belief, opinion in diversity and our faith, that anyone who carries the flam of liberty against the oppressive powers, should respect it first, we announce our objection to the rules of the sit-in to ban women from being there after 10 p.m. and prohibit them from their right to protest,” the feminist group said Sunday in a statement. The group that comprises independent feminist activists and equality fighters from both genders, said they are trying to get their voice across to the Ultras leaders to allow women to stay freely among the sit-in. The Ultras groups, who come from diffe ...
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Egypt president hopeful wants Suzanne Mubarak, NDP officials under house arrest
Bikyamasr - about 5 years
CAIRO: Egypt’s Mohamed Salim al-Awa, a presidential Hopeful, stressed on Saturday the need to put limits to former President Hosni Mubarak’s wife Suzanne connections with those abroad, or “put her under house arrest along with other members of the dismantled secretariat of the policies committee of the National Democratic Party (NDP) until the end of the presidential election” in order to put “an end to their continued efforts to disrupt the political life in Egypt.” Awa stated that “the money plundered by the figures of the former regime will be recovered from abroad and distributed to all parts of the country fairly.” In response to a question about US aid, Awa that said he welcomes any country that gives a hand to Egypt “without humiliation, dictations and conditions.” He added that Egypt is a “rich country that can survive without foreign aid, when its people stand together and improve their economy.” In response to a question on the Nile River Awa noted that there “should ...
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January 25th and the Egypt the Revolution Has Made
Council on Foreign Relations - about 5 years
This article was originally posted on ForeignAffairs.com on January 25th, 2012. Ain Sukhna is stunningly beautiful. After a two-hour drive east from Cairo through the featureless desert, the road rolls toward the steel blue waters of the Gulf of Suez. Nestled beneath ocher-colored hills, the town is a string of industrial buildings, ramshackle half-built structures, and the weekend villas of Cairo’s well-heeled. This is where the falool — the former officials, businessmen, and intellectuals who, for almost three decades, rationalized for the Mubarak regime — fled when their leader fell. With its manicured lawns, pristine infinity pools, and towpaths to the beach, Ain Sukhna couldn’t be more different from the threadbare and creaking Egypt that former President Hosni Mubarak bequeathed to his people. The falool remain convinced that Mubarak’s fall was a tragic error that will bring lasting ruin to their country. They still believe the refrain that was so familiar on the eve of the ...
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Swiss officials accuse Egypt’s Suzanne Mubarak of money laundering, withdrew money after uprising
Bikyamasr - about 5 years
Egypt's <a class="fplink fp-260861" href="/suzanne+mubarak+1">Suzanne Mubarak</a>, at a Stop Human Trafficking Now forum. CAIRO: Former Egyptian first lady <a class="fplink fp-260861" href="/suzanne+mubarak+1">Suzanne Mubarak</a> is accused of money laundering and other financial corruption accusations by the Swiss General Prosecutor, who said she withdrew $191 million from the Women for Peace Foundation she started in Geneva after the ousting of her family’s regime last February. The Swiss federal investigators are currently looking into the financial violations committed by Mubarak and her deputy Aliya Bedary, who resides in Switzerland, and found money laundering and tax evasion estimated to be some $962 million in total, which has led the Swiss government to freeze the money, which was initially deposited under Mubarak’s name. The $962 million was the sum of regional and international donations she received to start the organization that the Swiss authorities have now fro ...
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Film to reveal life inside presidential palace before Mubarak's resignation - Ahram Online
Google News - over 5 years
El Negeiry will play the role of Suzanne Mubarak, the wife of the ousted president Hosni Mubarak, in the film. The film reveals the events behind the scenes within the walls of the presidential palace during the 18 days starting 25 January until the
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Monday's papers: Netanyahu says no need to change accords, Suzanne Mubarak ... - Al-Masry Al-Youm
Google News - over 5 years
On a different note, Al-Gomhurriya writes that Suzanne Mubarak visited her sons Gamal and Alaa in jail, accompanied by Heidi Rasekh, Alaa Mubarak&#39;s wife; her sister Hanaa and her husband Sherif al-Banna; and Khadija al-Gamal, the wife of Gamal Mubarak
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Islamists threaten to roll back legal gains for women - Al-Masry Al-Youm
Google News - over 5 years
Perhaps the biggest impediment to improving the legal status of women is the argument that such changes are being forced on Egypt by the West and were pushed by former First Lady Suzanne Mubarak, who is widely hated. Elham Eidarous, a political
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Suzanne Mubarak accused by lawsuit of providing false information - Ahram Online
Google News - over 5 years
The prosecution of Cairo&#39;s appeal court is investigating a proceeding filed by lawyer Mohamed El-Damaty against former first lady Suzanne Mubarak, accusing her of lying in official documents. El-Damaty referred to an article published by Egyptian
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Interior Ministry to investigate Suzanne Mubarak's visit to Tora prison - Al-Masry Al-Youm
Google News - over 5 years
Interior Minister Mansour al-Essawy has ordered an investigation into a visit by former first lady Suzanne Mubarak to Tora Prison on Sunday. He also ordered an investigation into reports that her son Alaa was allowed to roam freely without handcuffs
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Suzanne Mubarak
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 66
    In October 2008, she was nominated as Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
    More Details Hide Details She was a patron of the children's television series, Alam Simsim (Arabic for "Sesame's World"), Egypt's version of the American series, Sesame Street.
    In March 2008, Egyptian journalist Ibrahim Eissa was arrested for reporting on Hosni Mubarak's health problems in August 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Mubarak then gave a rare television address to allege that Hosni was actually healthy and reporters who suggested otherwise deserve to be punished. In 2011, WikiLeaks released cables that indicate Mubarak "commandeered" a bus during a trip to the Sinai. The bus had been paid for by the United States Agency for International Development to carry children to school. Mubarak is married to former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. She is the daughter of an Egyptian pediatrician, Saleh Sabet, and Welsh nurse Lily Palmer. Saleh Sabet, at the time a 29-year-old medical student at Cardiff University, married the 29-year-old Lily May Palmer at Islington, London on 16 March 1934. Palmer was a trained nurse working at The Infirmary on Camden Road, Islington. She was the daughter of colliery manager Charles Henry Palmer, and grew up in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales. Mubarak's older brother, Mounir Sabet, is a former president of the Egyptian Olympic Committee.
  • 2005
    Age 63
    In 2005, she opened the Hurghada branch of Mubarak's Public Library.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 46
    On 18 October 1988, at a party in Egypt in her honour, Uday Hussein killed his father's favorite valet and food taster Kamel Hana Gegeo in the presence of party guests.
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  • 1985
    Age 43
    Mubarak's activities in projects relating to human trafficking and family affairs became prominent in Egypt. She led the Egyptian U.N. delegation in conferences relating to women and children. In 1985 she founded the Child Museum of Cairo in collaboration with the British Museum.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 39
    Mubarak became First Lady of Egypt upon her husband's accession to the presidency on 14 October 1981 and served as First Lady until her husband's resignation on 11 February 2011.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1941
    Born
    Born on February 28, 1941.
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