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

Egypt’s Fledgling LGBT Rights Movement

Ramy Yosef, a 21-year-old man from Egypt’s Nile Delta, came out on Twitter last year. His family responded by forcing him from their home. Tarek, 28, recounts being beaten and robbed for “dressing like a faggot”—and avoiding the police for fear that they, too, would target him for being gay. Though homosexuality is not illegal … Continue reading

Lynching: Deadly justice meted out in Egypt

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

         

Muslims vs Christians Schismatic chaos creeps up in Egypt

Police brutality in Egypt on rise

Breaking the silence: Mob sexual assault on Tahrir Square

Reports of brutal gang sexual assault on women in the vicinity of Cairo’s Tahrir Square are becoming increasingly and worrying frequent. For the first time women are coming forward in significant numbers with their stories. As a result, the issue is finally being addressed as a specific type of attack separate from the ongoing conversation … Continue reading

Walled in: SCAF’s concrete barricades

                              Recurrent street battles between police and protesters have led the interior ministry to literally wall itself in; Ahram Online maps the growth of these concrete curtains and the transformation of Cairo into a city of walls 24 November –  Mohamed … Continue reading

Egypt’s Interior Minister proven a liar: overwhelming evidence police fired birdshot at protesters

                                Speaking before Egypt’s parliament Tuesday afternoon, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim denied allegations that Central Security Forces (CSF) had used shotguns loaded with birdshot to disperse crowds of anti-government protesters during the last five days of clashes near the interior … Continue reading

One more protester dead as Egypt’s security forces build fourth wall

                              As violent clashes erupted again between protesters and Egypt’s security forces in downtown Cairo on Sunday evening, there are reportedly over a hundred protesters injured and one death. The Central Security Forces (CSF) used tear gas and birdshot to clear … Continue reading

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