Sunday, 11 November 2007
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
Apparently, al-Masry al-Youm reported today that the sentences passed down to the sodomizers (aka Egyptian police officers) who tortured Emad al-Kabeer, and had the entire horrific scene filmed on mobile phone, were lightened sentences because the Judge took their young age and lack of experience into account! Not only that, but Islam Nabih will continue to serve as an officer in the police force after his sentence is over! How in the world can someone who brutally tortured a civilian be allowed to continue to serve in an institution who's role is to protect people and uphold the law??!!! This is absolutely crazy and goes to show that this whole saga has been orchestrated by the government and is merely a message to current police officers to be more careful and make sure nothing goes public as they continue with their routine torture procedures.
Monday, 5 November 2007
A movie about the torture of an Egyptian 'suspect' by CIA thugs who have him shipped from America to an unidentified Arab State. A good review of the movie here and how it exposes Bush's notorious crimes. The article also brings to light the case of a real victim living in Canada who underwent a similar rendition to the Egyptian in the movie.
From the BBC:
Two Egyptian policemen have been jailed for three years each for torturing a bus driver during police custody.
The police officers filmed the sexual assault of Emad al-Kebir, 22, on a mobile phone. The footage eventually emerged on the internet.
The case is one of several notorious incidents of abuse by the security forces to be uncovered in Egypt, mostly driven by activist bloggers.
Could this be a real victory, or just a stunt being pulled off by the government. Time will tell.
Sunday, 4 November 2007
Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party has opened its general congress by voting to keep 79-year-old President Hosni Mubarak as its head.
Party delegates voted overwhelmingly to retain Mr Mubarak for another five years in an uncontested secret ballot.Wallahi firhnalak. This really made my day :)