Archives: 2006

Bulaq torturers to be tried

The Bulaq al-Dakrour Police Station agents involved in the sexual abuse of driver Emad Kabeer have been officially referred by the prosecutor to court, reports Al-Masry Al-Youm today. The South Cairo Prosecutor decided yesterday that Police Captain Islam Nabih Abdel Salam Awad, 29, and Police Corporal Reda Fathi el-Sayyed Abu Fatma, 28, would face charges

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Government thuggery caught on video

While the government keeps on inflaming sensationalist reports on the bogus “Muslim Brotherhood student militias,” new videos are circulating the web showing criminal thugs hired by the state, and allowed into the Ain Shams University campus, to terrorize and intimidate Free Student Union activists. The thugs were given passage by the security personnel last November,

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Mubarak arms Abu Mazen against Hamas, with Israel’s blessing

From Haaretz: With approval of Israeli gov’t, Egypt transfers thousands of rifles to FatahBy Amos Harel and Avi IssacharoffEgypt transferred a large quantity of arms and ammunition to Palestinian Authority security organizations in the Gaza Strip yesterday. The move was carried out with Israel’s approval and was made in an effort to bolster Fatah affiliated

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VIDEOGATE: Two police officers, a corporal to be tried in court

Two police officers and a corporal will be referred to the Cairo Criminal Court “within few days” to stand trial for charges of abusing citizens in custody, in the latest development of police torture videos scandal. Prosecutor Bakr Ahmad Bakr, reported Al-Masry Al-Youm today, decided there was sufficient evidence to prosecute Officer Islam Nabih and

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Al-Azhar Dean to ‘monitor classrooms’

Al-Azhar University administration, led by its pro-Mubarak Dean Ahmad Tayyeb Naggar, is on fast track campaign of stifling dissent on campus, and now inside classrooms. After blessing the security crackdown on the Free Student Union in Al-Azhar, and regretting “it didn’t happen earlier, by the start of the university semester,” Naggar is now planning to

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MB detainees denied family visits

Dozens of family relatives of Muslim Brotherhood detainees waited in the cold from 7:30am to 2pm yesterday, hoping to see their loved ones, but were denied visits by the Cairo Prisons Authorities.

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El-Adly Videogate snowballs

The Egyptian police brutality videos scandal is snowballing. Rights lawyer Nasser Amin told Al-Masry Al-Youm that he was close to identifying the woman who appeared in one of the police brutality videos, getting whipped by a plainclothes police official. Amin said the woman worked for the Egyptian State TV & Radio, and that the torture

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