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Pro-democracy activists allege torture by Egyptian soldiers

Reza Sayah writes for CNN: Cairo, Egypt (CNN) — ? A patchwork of blood red scabs and purple bruises cover Ramy Essam’s back, from his neck down to his thighs. His scars are evidence, he said, that violent groups linked to ousted Egyptian Presiden… Continue reading

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Protesters recount torture while in military detention [Egypt]

Mai Shams El-Din writes in Daily News Egypt CAIRO: Protesters arrested by the military police during its March 9 evacuation of the Tahrir Square sit-in gave testimonials of torture and humiliation while in military custody at the Journalists??? Synd… Continue reading

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Protesters in Egypt recount their experiences of military detainment, army denies torture

Menna Taher writes for Ahram Online: In a press conference held yesterday, protesters who had been detained by the army describe the brutal and humiliating practices they endured, giving a voice for those still unaccounted for On 9 March, the sit-… Continue reading

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Egypt SS on LinkedIn

Hazem Ramzy: Hatem Kadry: Amr Ismail: Ahmed Aly: Continue reading

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Bush administration saw law as unaffordable ???nicety???

In the midst of a spirited defense of the Bush administration’s intentions in developing interrogation techniques, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) dropped a phrase that liberals may seize upon. The Bush administration did not commit any crimes, Graha… Continue reading

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Craig Murray???s Evidence on YouTube

RickB managed to capture the feed from Parliament TV and uploaded it to YouTube. The entire appearance by Craig Murray before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights is available on youtube in 7 parts hereOr watch it on the Ten percent w… Continue reading

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UK ‘creates market for torture’

The UK government is helping create a “market for torture” by accepting intelligence gained by the practice, a former diplomat has told MPs and peers. Former ambassador Craig Murray said he was told in 2003 the then foreign secretary Jack Straw ha… Continue reading

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