Foreign Policy: ‘Mubarak Is Free and the Country Is on Fire’

Did Egypt’s revolution just die? CAIRO — Heshan Amin, a 24-year-old student, sits with his head in the hands, just a few hundred feet from Tahrir Square, where he and his friends fought the police during the Jan. 25, 2011 revolution. He had broken the government-imposed curfew to come here when news reached him that … 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

‘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

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