Archives: 2006

New Egyptian police brutality video

After cyber-leaking the video of citizen Emad Kabeer’s rape inside Bulaq al-Dakrour Police Station, which snowballed into El-Adly Videogate, Demagh Mak uploaded a new clip, shot by a mobile phone camera, of a terrified citizen pleading inside a police station, surrounded by at least three uniformed police agents, in addition to the person recording the

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VIDEOGATE: The Torturer

Fathi Abul Ezz produced this cartoon of Bulaq al-Dakrour Police Station Captain Islam Nabih, who is to stand in court facing charges of torturing and sexually abusing driver Emad Kabeer. Photographer Ahmad el-Masry had exclusively photographed the officer while leaving the Prosecutor’s office last week. UPDATE: Torture in Egypt blog has designed a banner, with

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Eid Mubarak!

When I saw the photo below of worshipers marking the beginning of Eid ul Adha under rifles, I thought it was from occupied Palestine. But no, it is Mubarak’s Egypt. Central Security Forces were literally everywhere in the major cities early morning today, for fear of anti-government demonstrations following the prayers. UPDATE: Four MB activists

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A Lovely Family Evening

I never claimed I was following the latest in Egypt’s music scene… but goodness, I didn’t know the legendary Shaaban Abdel Rehim had a brother who’s in the singing business too. Or may be Shaaban was keeping him behind the Iron Mask for fear of competition? I was at a cousin’s wedding tonight, when suddenly

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Mubarak’s desert gulag: Detainees commit suicide to escape torture

A new letter sent by a group of detainees in Al-Wadi Al-Gadid Prison to the editor of Torture In Egypt blog details some of the horrors in Mubarak’s gulags. In their letter, the detainees complained of continuous verbal abuse, severe beatings from prison officers, which finally led to one of the detainees, Ahmad Abdel Sadek

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