Miss Mabrouk of Egypt

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Sunday, July 24, 2005

Sharm: 70 Arrested

So, the arrests have started. The first reports in the morning suggested about 35 people had been taken to the slam, including members of local Bedouin tribes. The number has doubled and there will be even more. An article I linked to earlier, here, portrays the system (savvy surfers might recover the article from KCS’s archive). Following last year’s attack in Sinai, about 3,000 people were arrested. Many complained about torture. Some 200 are believed to still be in prison. Frankly, had there not been a new attack, most Egyptians would have forgotten about them, more or less, at least thanking God that the heavy-handed security forces managed to keep the problems away.

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