Foreign Policy: ‘They Struck Us Down Like Animals’

As Egyptian authorities use brute force to disperse two pro-Morsy sit-ins, protesters vow to resist the crackdown until the bitter end.  CAIRO — A hail of gunfire crackled in the background as paramedics rushed a young male protester on a blood-spattered stretcher away from the frontline of the Islamist sit-in in Cairo’s Nasr City. The … Continue reading

Foreign Policy: Egypt’s Islamists Turn Violent

The Muslim Brotherhood says that its protests are purely peaceful — but evidence is mounting of torture and weaponry at its Cairo sit-ins. CAIRO — Ahmed Sabet, 22, has been hospitalized for over a week. “They stamped on his face,” said his cousin, Aly al-Masry, 20, who told Sabet’s story from his bedside as he … Continue reading

Our protest will last until death, vow supporters of ousted leader in Egypt

A bitterly divided Egypt was bracing for further bloodshed last night after supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, pledged to give up their lives rather than disband the protest camp in Cairo where dozens were shot dead in clashes with security forces at the weekend. Egypt’s Interior Minister vowed to clear the month-long sit-in outside … Continue reading

Al Jazeera: Nowhere to hide, Egypt’s vulnerable eyewitnesses

Cairo, Egypt – Ahmed el-Said Salem, 19, said he witnessed his friend being killed by police at a downtown Cairo protest during the downfall of former president Hosni Mubarak. Salem was later beaten and hospitalised by security forces in March, his family says, apparently to keep him from testifying about it.Yet under Egypt’s new draft of the … Continue reading

BBC World Service Mubarak retrial: Judge steps down citing “unease”

         

‘They beat us like animals’: Egypt’s children detained, tortured

Rights groups report on the rise of Egyptian police brutality against children after 13 minors were arrested in Cairo on Tuesday; Ahram Online speaks with the victims In an impoverished district of Alexandria, Sherifa Abdel-Meneem described finding bruises and gashes all over her 13-year-old son’s body, Abdel-Rahman, who was picked up by Egyptian security forces … Continue reading

Police brutality in Egypt on rise

The People’s Republic: Civil disobedience in Egypt

As Egypt celebrates the second anniversary of the 25 January revolution, cities are threatening to declare independence from central government by Bel Trew and Yassin Gaber  On the second anniversary of Egypt’s 25 January Revolution, thousands are expected to gather on Tahrir Square, Cairo’s firmly established protest space. The haphazard village of demonstration tents and … Continue reading

France 24 ‘The Debate’: Egypt’s endless revolution, how to break the stalemate

PBS: Anti-Islam film sparks clashes by US embassy in Cairo

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