El-Adly Videogate: Torture victim receives 3 months in prison for ‘resisting authorities’!

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Egyptian Justice….

Unlike what lawyer Nasser Amin was expecting yesterday, Emad Kabeer was not aquitted today. Actually, Emad was sentenced to three months in prison by a Giza criminal court.

Yes, I repeat again, Emad Kabeer, the victim of the sadist torture fiesta thrown by Bulaq al-Dakrour Police Station agents, will be locked up in prison… and why? For “resisting authorities”!!!!

Resisting authorities? Ladies and Gentlemen, Emad is indeed guilty…

He should not have been curious enough to inquire why a man in plainclothes was hitting his cousin in the street. Emad should have minded his own business, and continued driving. Inquiring about why your cousin is being brutalized falls under “resisting authorities.”

Emad is guilty because he was trying to shield his body from the punches, kicks and whips he was receiving at the Bulaq el-Dakrour Police Station… while he should have just lied down and received the hits as any good citizen would do. How dare he tries to “resist the authorities”?

Emad is guilty because he was screaming and trying to move his body away as Police Captain Islam Nabih was inserting a stick up his ass. Any good citizen would have just lied back and took it silently. How dare he tries to “resist the authorities”?

Here’s a report by journalist and friend Nadia Abou El-Magd…

Egyptian allegedly tortured by police in video sentenced to 3 months for resisting authorities
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) An Egyptian who appears to have been tortured by police in a widely circulated video was sentenced Tuesday to three months in prison for resisting authorities, his lawyer and court officials said.
In November, several Egyptian bloggers posted a video showing a man naked from the waist down being sodomized with a stick. As he screamed in pain, those around him, whose faces are not visible, ridiculed him.
The man was later identified as Imad el-Kabir, 21, a bus driver. Human rights groups have said the incident took place in January 2006 at a police station in Bulaq al-Dakrur, a low income neighborhood in Cairo, the Egyptian capital.
Police said el-Kabir was detained and beaten for attempting to stop an argument between his cousin and policemen. He was released without any charges against him.
But late last month, two police officers were questioned and jailed pending an investigation into allegations they had sexually assaulted el-Kabir after the case sparked a public uproar.
Judge Samir Aboul Maati, at Giza criminal court, who ordered el-Kabir imprisoned, on Tuesday also rejected requests by the policemen to be released on bail pending their trial. Islam Nabih, a police colonel, and Reda Fathi, a noncommissioned officer, are scheduled to go on trial in March.

“I’m scared about what will now happen to Imad el-Kabir in prison,” Nasser Amin, el-Kabir’s lawyer and director for the Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and Legal Profession, told The Associated Press after the verdict. “I hold the Interior Ministry responsible for el-Kabir’s safety,” he added.
Amin said that el-Kabir was immediately taken to prison from the court. The lawyer added that he will appeal to the prosecutor general to suspend the sentence.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch, said in a statement it issued in December that el-Kabir had told them that the officers circulated the video among other microbus drivers in his neighborhood to “break his spirit” and as a warning message to other drivers about the consequences of angering police.
The video passed from mobile phone to others until it reached the Internet in early November 2006, where it sparked intense press interest and a public outcry. Al-Fagr, an independent Egyptian weekly and several privately owned satellite channels interviewed el-Kabir. He also told HRW that after the story ran, he received several calls to his mobile phone threatening him and his family if he did not remain silent.
Rights groups protested the incidents and appealed to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in their calls for an inquiry.
Rights groups say torture, including sexual abuse, is routinely used in police stations and in the interrogation of prisoners, but the government denies it is systematic. In recent years, the Ministry of Interior, which supervises detention facilities has investigated many officers on allegations of torture. Some have been indicted, convicted and received prison sentences.
“This is outrageous,” said blogger Wael Abbas, one of those who posted the video on his Web site. “The message is that anyone who dares reveal police torture and challenges them will be punished by prison,” he added.
Abbas and several other bloggers have posted a video of a woman confessing to murder as she is tortured, apparently at a police station. On Monday, the interior minister ordered an investigation into the new video.

I’ve just spoken a while ago with Nasser Amin, Emad’s lawyer. He said Emad is currently detained at a General Giza Court detention cell. By the time a court looks into an appeal, the March trial would have started already and Emad would have spent at least two months of his prison time…..

Nasser added Emad was steadfast, and still determined to go on with his lawsuit against Islam Nabih and Reda Fathi.

Now, here is the most beautiful part of today’s story about justice in Egypt…

According to Nasser Amin, Emad Kabeer may spend some prison time in the Bulaq el-Dakrour Police Station…

  1. Smarty

    Umm, when will it be time to grab your guns and start the revolution? How far can muslims be pushed by brutal governments before they are willing to kill and die to overthrow them? Are nutjob radicals the only ones with the guts to do it?

  2. Yemeni

    This is unbelievable!

    But I still think what you, Egyptian bloggers, are doing is worthy of the highest respect and could serve as a model for other Arab countries, don’t give up!

  3. Hyper

    Another Egyptian Victim…

    All I can say is Fuck to the silent people, who can see and just keep watchin’.

  4. Board

    That is a expeted to happen to the people who are accepting all these criminals to look after there lives. Now they are complaining. Lets ask help from the forigners to invade them and control them as in Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon,,,,,,,,,etc.

  5. omar ghadie

    theese guys are criminals i would like to see theese two cops in life time jail and to get the same punishement they gave to imad even more. theese guys are disgrace to the world and should get hurt way more then imad. If justice is like that in egypt then screw egypt.

  6. Tamer Nassar

    First of all I must say that this is totally sick, inhuman and untolerable internationally. What they have done in here is literally screwing someone making him not just hurt physically but devastated emotionally, this has more psychological harm on him than the physical one. The doers must be punished, the CHIEF of Police Forces should resign and quit due to the unhonorable and shameful thing done. Arabs are known for the pride they have, that wasn’t even arab..it is cruel..inhuman..but it can’t be helped, after all, it is a country that is ruled by total dectators like most of arab countries. board, Palestine and lebanon is not the same case as in Iraq.. or Egypt if it ever got invaded. Palestinians and lebanese are people fighting for freedom, Iraqies are people fighting for bloodthirst, they are naturally barbarians..they fight each other and fight americans..so don’t compare Iraq or Egypt with palestine or lebanon.. those are people with honor.. unlike the police officer in this crime!

  7. sammy

    The sweet sound of popular revolution is getting closer and closer ,as the dictators increase in brutality and oppression. Liberty,freedom and human rights RESPECT.

  8. mojo

    Ok, firstly i want to reply to sammy. this has nothing to do with islam, this is about a corrupt governmental system within a muslim country. its hardly just the muslims that are taking crap from our government, if anything they get treated slightly better than the minorities.
    As for the people who are keeping silent, can you blame them for wanting to protect themselves and, more importantly, their families. if you knew anything about what goes on, you’d know that once you open your mouth the shit just keeps coming and they will not leave you alone, they will come after you, and anyone closely connected to you. if you want an example of this, just watch the movie wa7ed mn el nas. its a fictional story but a lot of that shit happens in real life and this occurence is just an example.
    i agree that we need a revolution but its not going to happen overnight. however, it will definitely happen, that is if it hasn’t already started to happen. egypt has plenty of parties which oppose the government, but the problem isn’t that, it’s that there is no democracy, therefore we can’t get anything we need with civility. i guess in order to get anywhere we have to resort to violence, but then again the masses here have so many different interests that it’s going to be hard to build up an army strong enough to fight this.

  9. Suitor

    Hmmmm. A copy cat version of N.Y. cops, torturing there prisoners. Just who is the third world, living in the donkey days? America. Do the math.

    Same thing happens here.

  10. James Miller

    Torture, terror, corruption, violence and humiliation; where are these recorded in the KORAN? Who gave these brutes the right to stain the name of ISLAM? When the Prophet recorded the HOLY WORDS of ALLAH ~ Blessed be HIS NAME ~ were they written that men might bring to SHAME the GIFT of ALLAH ~ Blessed be HIS NAME? Are such men to be permitted to walk the footsteps of HOLY PILGRIMAGE THAT OUR FATHERS HAVE WALKED FOR A THOUSAND YEARS? Do such men kneel in HOLY PRAYER while facing the city of HOLY MECCA. Will ALLAH ~ Blessed be HIS NAME ~ bear such slander from these small men? Will ALLAH ~ Blessed be HIS NAME ~ grant that any man who gives so much as shadow to such men be granted PARADISE? In the voice of the YATIF KITAL no place at the feast will be given, for they and alll their seed will wander the Empty Quarter, so long as the NAME of ALLAH is BLESSED.

  11. Suitor

    Board WROTE:
    Jan 14th, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    That is a expeted to happen to the people who are accepting all these criminals to look after there lives. Now they are complaining. Lets ask help from the forigners to invade them and control them as in Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon,,,,,,,,,etc.

    Hey Board, it happened here first. The last thing these people need is a perverted American system telling them how to live.
    Again it happened here first. Now, the next time you call a Arab a Sand-N–er, raghead, or ……It happebed here first. America is the thirld world mentality, not the Arabs.

  12. Renee T.

    How can this be allowed! Better yet, how can this be acceptable for a country to allow the “men” if you can call them that whose job is to serve and to protect to get away with such evil. No matter what the country and I am including my own, it is not at all!

    My prayers and my support are with you, Imad.

    Let’s not turn this into a pissing match over whose country does what and by the way, it happened in California, not New York!



  14. I.Smit

    Unlike one of the comments trying to liken this to a rare incident in the USA, institutional torture or toture used as policy is common in the 3rd World, particularly (but not exclusively) in Muslim nations. The Umma need to rise up and have a ‘reformation’ similar to what the ‘people of the book’ have had on several occasions…if you do not, you will continue to suffer and stagnate in barbarity, and civilized history will continue to pass you by. Rise up!

  15. Spectator

    Looks like standard Middle East practice to me. If the people revolt, the “probe” will merely switch hands.

    That is why iraqis miss Saddam, and Syrians miss Hafez Assad. Be careful you who wish for change, for your culture and religion would be disrupted.

  16. Ahmadِ

    let`s agreed it`s an individual’s behavior from some sick policemen , it happens all over the world ,but i believe i still live in secure in egypt because of the good police men .
    our government is trying they best to give us every thing in order to live in a good standard but we still work on attack them with every mean . and finally as far as i know every sick minded policeman accused in any case is now in the court , so that is that mean ? it mean`s there are a good and awesome law in egypt , please show the bright side next to the dark one .
    Thank u .

  17. basra

    Shame,shame shame.
    Where are the religion leaders,the elder of the people of egypt.Its disrespectful and inhuman for this to happen to any one let alone innocent ones.Wake up and demand for your right in the right way and let them know that,you people of egypt are respected for your dignity and respect dont let them shade it with torture.
    Were there is a will there is a way.put your head and mind together and united you will succed.
    and if i may ask what is the punishent of rape?

  18. iman

    to ahmed???
    i am pretty sure that u r a goverment agent
    shame on you man.
    i left egypt 16 years ago and i went back laST YEAR AND NOTHING HAS BEEN CHANGED??

  19. 7amoksha elmomo

    can somebody bring me the home address of this bastard islam nabih ? I need his address and i will give him a private lesson . BLV ME i will find you ya islam ya nabih ya ebn el kalb and i will revenge from you for all brothers in my homeland which you’ve humiliated and this time i will send big black cocks in ur dirty soft ass

  20. DanielleUVM

    This story shocked and appalled me. Although there are evil people all over the world, and yes bad cops the way the Egyption government handled this disguists me. I am not from Egypt but I have been reading lot of articles about the unrest among its people, for soaring food prices, low wages and more. I don’t think this blog or any of the articles that I read have to do with race or religion, yet a greedy and corrupt government. I hope there is a (peaceful) revolution and that the people of Egypt get the freedom, rights, and respect that all people around the world deserve.