#Jan25 شهود عيان يتحدثون للـ«شروق» عن واقعة إطلاق ضابط للنار على سائق ميكروباص في المعادي
The father of the microbus driver, Atef, who was shot by a police officer in Maadi, talks to Al-Shorouq, with other eyewitnesses.
And with their usual cowardice, the police forces in Maadi and Bassateen have vanished and officers rushed to hide at their homes fearing the protests.
#Jan25 Police brutality continues
صلاح اشرف السجينى ،ضابط المعادي القاتل ،هو ابن اشرف السجيني "عميد شرطة" احد جلادي التعذيب في عهد حسن الالفي وحبيب العادلي ،ابن السفاح سفاح
— Gamal Eid (@gamaleid) February 24, 2011
A fight broke out today between a microbus driver and a police officer, Salah Ashraf el-Saggini, in Maadi’s Algeria Square. The fight was over the right of way. Officer Ashraf pulled his gun and shot dead the driver. The citizens attacked the police van, set it on fire after beating the officer and his soldiers, and handed them over to the army. There are protests taking place as I’m writing now.
There is also a police crackdown on protesters in Wadi el-Gadid, and some of a number of Sinai citizens who’s just been released are now in detention again.
So much for change! Wake up people, the regime is still alive and well! The revolution must continue.
UPDATE: The driver hasn’t died, as reported by Youm7 and Ahram, but he’s been critically injured.
Ibrahim el-Batout, War reporter and documentary film maker, Maadi.
The Curse of the Fourth Floor
Fellow activists and citizens, Please avoid residing or visiting friends who live on the fourth floor…
A court sentenced two Giza police corporals to only five years in prison for killing a plumber in Omraniya by throwing him off the fourth floor.
And in Damanhour, State Security police threw Muslim Brotherhood activist Fares Barakat off the fourth floor for daring to ask whether the police had a search warrant to storm his house.
And let’s not forget Maadi resident Shereen Ghareeb who also flew from his fourth floor balcony, with a little help from officer Shehab el-Sha’er. The latter got away with murder because he is the nephew of the Cairo Security Director General Ismail el-Sha’er.
Thank God I live on the ground floor.