أصوات من مليونية تسليم السلطة

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تسجيلات صوتية للمتظاهرين في مسيرة و في التحرير اليوم.

On Admitting Michael Nabil to a Mental Hospital

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I have to highlight how important it is that Michael Nabil is not a suspect in a violent crime. The military courts are trying him over a blog post that criticises the army, not killing or stabbing anyone.

Michael has passed the 50 days mark in his hunger strike.
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He was referred to a mental hospital for observation for 45 days when his court appointed lawyers defended him saying that he is suffering from mental problems.

This is outrageous because:

  1. It politicises psychiatry,
  2. He isn't a suspect in a violent crime,
  3. Are we heading towards a society where someone who disagrees with the ruling class is stripped of his freedom and his mental/psychiatric conditions 'checked'?
  4. The hospital may get itself involved in involuntarily breaking his hunger strike.

The Abbaseya mental Hospital should have refused taking Michael Nabil in.

Without delving into the conditions of his stay inside the criminal suspects wards. This is abuse by the military court, which the Hospital has just become a partner in.

Today the media department of the General Secretariat of Mental Health released the following statement. Here is a snippet.

Graffiti artist arrested & referred to military prosecution

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Graffiti artist Aly el-Halabi was arrested & referred to military prosecution. He is being held for 7 days pending investigations.The artist is also an activist in the 6th of April movement.

Guardian: Cairo witnesses blame security forces for bloodshed at Coptic march

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Many people were screaming, women were crying and running almost immediately and add to that the fact once the beating started with sticks, within a few minutes we started hearing gunfire which it seems like – from some of the casualties I saw – were not blank rounds.

They were live rounds being used very, very quickly. It was an incredibly violent show of force … it was chaos for a while.

شهادة لبنى على مجزرة ماسبيرو

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فيفيان مجدي خطيبة مايكل مسعد مع يسري فودة على التليفون

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ما فيش حاجة تتقال

Sarah Carr's account of the Maspero Massacre

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And then it happened: an APC mounted the island in the middle of the road, like a maddened animal on a rampage. I saw a group of people disappear, sucked underneath it. It drove over them. I wasn’t able to see what happened to them because it then started coming in my direction.

Read it here.

You can also listen to her account of what happened in a phone interview with CBC radio.

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