Saturday an Egyptian court sentenced two policeman to life in prison after forensic testimony was presented that they tortured Ismail Abdel-Hameed to death and severely injured Yasser el-Malah, another detainee, in 2014. Their sentencing comes as part of a new government crackdown on police misconduct. Not that it matters after being sentenced to life for murder but the officers […]
“In Egypt, at least 13 people have been killed and hundreds injured after two days of clashes between protesters and security forces.”
Yesterday, Egypt’s Interior Minister Mansour el-Issawi announced the dismissal of more than 600 high-ranking police officials who were employed during the mass protests that occurred earlier this year.
Within the past few days, Egyptians fed up with years of police brutality and corruption stormed several state security buildings to prevent police from destroying documents that could potentially implicate Egypt’s state police in a litany of crimes including the systematic use of torture.
I’ve covered the Egyptian police before, and here they are again. Police brutality is not just a problem here in the designated land mass known as the United States. Egypt has a full blown police state, and just like bad police can easily get their jobs back here in the states, even if you commit […]
Witnesses said Said was at an Internet cafe in Alexandria when two plainclothes policemen entered, tied his arms behind his back and roughed him up, including smashing his head against a marble slab, according to published interviews with the cafe owner, Hassan Mosbah.