At least 846 killed during Egyptian revolution

An Egyptian fact finding committee, consisting of judges, has found that the toll of te 25 January revolution was higher than hitherto thought: at least 846 dead, and about 6500 wounded. The report, that was released on Tuesday, accuses the security forces of “excessive” use of force during the mass protests, using live ammunition and [...]

Libyan rebels try to fight off attack on Ajdabiya by Gaddafi’s forces

LIBYA Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi kept up an offensive on the rebels’ eastern frontline outpost of Ajdabiyah, while the West again ruled out sending ground troops to help the rebel cause. Some rebels on Saturday made it into the outskirts of Brega, 50 miles to the west, but many others retreated to [...]

Nabil Fahmy: ‘This revolution actually serves Israel as well’

Mubarak’s former ambassador to the US, was interviewed by The Cairo Review of Global Affairs. CAIRO REVIEW: We didn’t see anti-American or anti-Israel messages in Tahrir. NABIL FAHMY: It’s an interesting point that in all of my discussions with everybody here, foreign policy was not mentioned once by the demonstrators, not once. They didn’t argue [...]

Egyptian court orders dissolution of former ruling party, clears the way to a more democratic parliament

An Egyptian court, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), has ordered that the former ruling party of ex-president Mubarak, the National Democratic Party (NDP) be dissolved and its assets, be sequestrated. This includes including its central headquarters in Cairo and about 400 offices all over Egypt. The SAC order came after complaints by among others, Mostafa [...]

SS Brigadier General Ahmad el-Azzazi

One of the photos I found on the Nasr City SS DVDs belonged to Brigadier General Ahmad el-Azzazi. Azzazi was in charge of the “Trade Unions Bureau” in the dissolved State Security Police, which was involved in monitoring, arrest and torture of activists within labor unions and professional syndicates. Azzazi is a familiar face for [...]

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