Posts Tagged: Human Rights

Where is Azzazi?

From SS Officers As we celebrate May Day, I was wondering whatever happened to SS Brigadier General Ahmad el-Azzazi, who headed the dissolved agency’s infamous “Trade Unions Bureau”. Why isn’t he on trial?

Read on »

Egypt must not try factory workers before a military court

The London-based rights watchdog denounces the military prosecution of Helwan workers… Amnesty international has condemned the trial before an Egyptian military court of eight factory workers, all civilians, detained after taking part in a protest against poor safety conditions at the factory, following an explosion which killed one of their fellow workers. The trial of

Read on »

Obama's allies: Yes we can (steal your laptop)!

Public Service Announcement: To all tourists visiting Egypt, to all Egyptians traveling into or out of Egypt, do NOT carry your laptops with you in the Cairo Airport. The Egyptian police are stealing laptops and taking them as personal trophies…

Read on »

Mubarak's Basij? وزارة المطوعين

If the Saudis can inspire Obama, then why can’t they inspire Hosni? The Mubarak’s regime (routinely championed by the Western press, pimplomats, and DC pundits as “secular”) has sent out its police troops in Aswan to hunt down those who dared to publicly break the Ramadan fast during daytime. What is the difference between the

Read on »

Police crack down on Nile Cotton Co Workers بواسل الداخلية يعتدون بالضرب على عمال النيل لحلج الأقطان

What started as a good day ended in shit! The police intimidated journalists and photographers covering the Nile Cotton workers sit-in by the parliament, before cracking down on the strikers, using sticks and batons, suspending their sit-in by brutal force… I’m finally home, but I’m a bit tired so I’ll snooze shewaya, but will upload

Read on »