Egypt's army 'involved in detentions and torture'

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Egypt's army 'involved in detentions and torture'

Post by Strawberry on Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:49 pm

Military accused by human rights campaigners of targeting hundreds of anti-government protesters

The Egyptian military has secretly detained hundreds and possibly thousands of suspected government opponents since mass protests against President Hosni Mubarak began, and at least some of these detainees have been tortured, according to testimony gathered by the Guardian.

The military has claimed to be neutral, merely keeping anti-Mubarak protesters and loyalists apart. But human rights campaigners say this is clearly no longer the case, accusing the army of involvement in both disappearances and torture – abuses Egyptians have for years associated with the notorious state security intelligence (SSI) but not the army.

The Guardian has spoken to detainees who say they have suffered extensive beatings and other abuses at the hands of the military in what appears to be an organised campaign of intimidation. Human rights groups have documented the use of electric shocks on some of those held by the army.


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http://www.worldpress.org/link.cfm?http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/09/egypt-army-detentions-torture-accused


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Re: Egypt's army 'involved in detentions and torture'

Post by 4EVAFREEisME on Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:12 am

No one is 100% sure which way the military will leap on this one.
Rest assured it will be one of three options.
1. Pro Mabarack.
2. Pro Protesters
3. Split ie civil war.

Sitting on the fence is an interim position.
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Post by FoolOnTheHill on Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:18 am

Also, let us remember that top Egyptian generals were in DC (District of Criminals) when all of this was starting (or a bit before) which raises some very interesting questions. Thanks much for this info, Strawberry.

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