Posts Tagged: bloggers

Two more arrests in Egypt

Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of a newspaper editor and a blogger, whose arrests have brought the number of journalists detained arbitrarily in Egypt to 31.

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Salma Said

For three days on the row, the interior ministry’s Central Security Forces have been waging a war similar to what the Israelis are doing in Palestine, firing tear gas, rubber bullets and bird shots at unarmed protesters. The latest victim is Salma Said, a leftist blogger who’s been active for years against the Mubarak’s dictatorship.

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Free Gharbeia!

Egyptian blogger Amr Gharbeia has been kidnapped by the thugs during the crackdown on our anti-SCAF march in Abbassiya. He’s currently in the military police custody. UPDATE: We don’t know where Amr is. According to lawyers and rights activists, both the military police and the interior ministry claim they do not have him in custody.

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Piggipedia: Sherif el-Qamati شريف القماطي

Sherif el-Qamati is a State Security Police officer who worked at the Bureau of Counter-Communism and Human Rights Organizations, which was in charge of monitoring, arresting and torturing leftists and rights activists. I first spotted Qamati as early as 2003, when he began showing up for our pro-Palestine and anti-Iraq war protests in downtown Cairo,

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