"Writers Bahaa Taher, Mohamed Salmawy, Saad Hagras, Nabil Abdel Fattah Salwa Bakr, visual artist Mohamed Abla, and publisher Mohamed Hashem were among the protesters. The protesters argue that the members of the current Assembly are not elected and do not represent the wide range of Egyptian society. The protesters said that the Assembly is part of the Brotherhoodisation of the country, as its members only reflect the views of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood, they charge, is consolidating its grip and monopolise the next constitution to conform to their views. The first leaked draft of the articles on freedoms show signs that the new constitution might hold onto the times of censorship and actually put new constraints on freedoms of creativity and expression. " al-Ahram.
Those who think the trial and prison sentences of the women's band in Russia were justified will probably be on the side of the constitution drafters in Egypt. After all, free speech is a "seamless garment." If it is not sacred, then it is nothing.
in Egypt free speech is well on its way to "free speech=nothing important." pl