Posts Tagged: 6 april 2008

Khaled Gharraba خالد غرابة

General Khaled Gharraba, the former head of Criminal Investigations Division at the Gharbeia Province Security Directorate, whose men oversaw the mass detentions and torture of protesters during the Mahalla April 2008, was rewarded a promotion in 2010, by General Habib el-Adly, becoming the security director of Alexandria’s eastern sector. General Gharraba is now the police

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US journalist denied entry to Egypt, deported to UAE

Journalist James Buck was denied entry at the Cairo Airport passport control, and was deported to Dubai. The Cairo Airport has become an ongoing saga over the past couple of years, with repeated harassment against both activists and journalists. Buck is a talented mutlimedia journalist based in Oakland, California, who bravely covered the Mahalla uprising

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Mahalla 49 Trial: 22 convicted

It’s a sad day! An Egyptian emergency court convicted 22 people for participating in deadly food riots in April, handing out sentences ranging from three to five years, the presiding judge said. The remaining 27 defendants in the high profile case held in the northern provincial capital of Tanta 55 miles (90 kilometers) north of

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Mahalla 49 Trial: Verdict expected 15 Dec

Sarah Carr reports… The trial of 49 individuals on charges allegedly committed in Mahalla during the events of April 6 and 7 concluded Thursday with defense pleadings. The Tanta Emergency State Security Court which heard the case will issue its verdict on Dec. 15. Two of the defendants were released Thursday. Essam Ibrahim was accused

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Mahalla 49 trial updates

Today’s session of the Mahalla 49 trial is still in process. Some updates from journalist friends who are in Tanta now: Sarah Carr: “Defence pleadings continue in Mahalla 49 case. Final day of case today.” Per Bjorklund: “A teacher from Taha Hussein school testify that the computers used as evidence were not stolen from the

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Mahalla 49 trial: Police tampers evidence

During yesterday’s session, the judges were surprised to find the memory card of James Buck’s camera, confiscated by the police during the Mahalla uprising, to be blank. The defense team accused the police of tampering the evidence. In an email conversation with Buck, he stated: Well I can tell them EXACTLY what was on that

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