Arab Spring exiles look back 10 years after Egypt uprising

first_imgLONDON (AP) — Ten years after protests rocked Egypt, many of the participants live in exile. They have fled to Europe and beyond out of fear for their personal safety under President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, who continues a crackdown on the political opposition. The Jan. 25, 2011, uprising in Tahrir Square led to the quick ouster of autocratic President Hosni Mubarak. But events did not turn out the way the protesters had envisioned, leading to an even harsher successor in el-Sissi, who has jailed journalists, human rights activists and others. Thousands of academics, artists, writers and other intellectuals have fled their homeland, some never to return.last_img read more

Aliton Murphy, 64, Metamora

first_imgAliton Murphy, age 64, of Metamora, Indiana died Sunday, November 25, 2018 at University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born January 18, 1954 at the family home in Beattyville, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Herschel & Anna (Flannery) Murphy. On November 15, 2003 he was united in marriage to Sharon Rogers and she survives. Aliton was retired having worked at the Farm Bureau Co-Op for 23 years; the Franklin County Highway Department as well as the State of Indiana. He was a member & Past Master of the Metamora & Andersonville Masonic Lodges; and was a Township Trustee for Metamora for many years. In his leisure time he enjoyed coon hunting, fishing, and visiting with family & friends on his front porch.Besides Sharon, his wife of over 15 years, survivors include a daughter & son-in-law, Tracy (Jason) Denney of Laurel, Indiana, three grandsons, Aliton (A.J.) Denney, Zane Denney, and Joseph Denney; three sisters, Florence Busch of Beattyville, Kentucky, Betty Friend of Delaware, Indiana, and Janie Wolfe of Russellville, Alabama; three brothers, Glen Murphy and Steve Murphy both of Laurel, Indiana, and Lynn Murphy of Shelbyville, Indiana; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James E. Murphy.A memorial service will be held at Elm Grove Baptist Church in Metamora with the date and time to be announced.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Murphy family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more