‘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

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 GaberĀ  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

Egypt’s January 25 Revolution two years on

SCAF ‘restraint’ proves hollow as more Egypt protesters killed

                A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition and there are unconfirmed reports of another four casualties afterEgyptian Central Security Forces (CSF) and army personnel stormed Tahrir Square in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as clashes raged on into their fifth consecutive day. The latest attacks follow … Continue reading

Video: Security forces kill two more protesters in Egypt

As the fierce fighting between protesters, the military and Central Security Forces entered its fourth day, at 3:50am Monday morning Egyptian security forces attacked Tahrir Square, leaving two protesters dead. Despite video footage showing the contrary, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) claimed in a televised press conference Monday afternoon that there was … Continue reading

“There are so many rocks, it looks like rain”

    The fighting between protesters, the Egyptian army (SCAF) and now the Central Security Forces on Egypt’s Tahrir Square has entered its fourth day with very bloody scenes taking place on the midan over night. This morning, both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton have separately made statements condemning … Continue reading

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