Khaled Ali, a lawyer, has been awarded the anti-corruption prize for 2011 by the Egyptian Against Corruption movement.
11 December 2011
Khaled Ali, a lawyer, has been awarded the anti-corruption prize for 2011 by the Egyptian Against Corruption movement. Ali, who won by a majority of 14,450 votes, used his legal expertise to fight for the rights of Egyptian workers who lost their rights in the process of the privatisation deals under the previous regime.
Ali announced he would dedicate the EGP8,000 prize money to the group “No for military trials” in appreciation of the group’s vital role in calling for trying civilians before civil courts.
Honouring Ali coincided with marking the International Day against Corruption by the Egyptians Against Corruption movement in a ceremony held at the al- Sawy Culture Wheel last Friday 9 December.
This year’s prize was in the form of an anti-tear-gas mask, similar to that used by the demonstrators in Mohamed Mahmoud street.
Egyptians Against Corruption has been marking the Anit-Corruption Day organizes annually since 2007.