About this 2010 video, about when Mubarak was dictator in Egypt, one might say:
Egyptian police torture is upsetting. However, people need to see that brutality is more than a newspaper article.
By Alex Lantier:
20 August 2013
After a week of massacres that have left thousands of unarmed protesters killed or wounded, the Egyptian military junta is moving to free the hated former dictator, Hosni Mubarak, who has sat in prison since a revolutionary uprising of the working class forced his ouster in February 2011.
When a judge cleared Mubarak on corruption charges yesterday, Mubarak’s lawyer Farid el-Deeb told the press: “All we have left is a simple administrative procedure that should take no more than 48 hours. He should be freed by the end of the week.”
El-Deeb confidently predicted that Mubarak would be cleared of another outstanding corruption charge. He would then be free to leave prison on bail, while appealing his conviction on charges of failing to stop the army’s massacres of protesters during the 2011 uprising. The junta, which includes many feloul—ex-Mubarak regime elements—and whose massacres have claimed approximately 1,000 dead and 6,000 wounded, according to official estimates, will be desperate to acquit Mubarak on those charges as well.
U.S. military needs Egypt for access to critical area: here.
U.S. Arms Industry Would Lose Big from Egypt Aid Cut-Off: here.
Egypt’s military junta continued its crackdown Tuesday with large numbers of new arrests, including that of the Mohamed Badie, the so-called supreme guide, or spiritual leader, of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB): here.
IN the wake of the growing crisis in Egypt, divisions between the Arab rulers are widening as Turkey and Qatar support the Muslim Brotherhood while Saudi Arabia and Oman support the Egyptian army: here.
Workers at the state-run Mahalla Weaving and Textile Company mounted a three-day strike to force Egypt’s military junta to pay a promised profit-sharing bonus: here.
- Hosni Mubarak free within 48 hours, claims lawyer (theguardian.com)
- Egypt Junta Poised to Release Mubarak (news.antiwar.com)
- Egyptian court to consider petition for Mubarak’s release (dailystar.com.lb)
- Egypt Ex-Dictator Hosni Mubarak to be freed in 2 days (thenewstribe.com)
- Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak could be freed (rinf.com)
- Egyptian court orders Hosni Mubarak’s release from prison (theguardian.com)
- Mubarak to be freed tomorrow (worldbulletin.net)
- U.S. backs brutal Egyptian military regime (workers.org)