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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

And Justice is served in Egypt yet again

Remember the egyptian referendum back in may, you know, when the NDP goons attacked and assaulted female activists in public and tore up their cloths? Remember the events of Black wendsday, and the demand by the egyptian public for the persecution of the perpetrators of those attacks? And how Bush even scolded Mubarak on the phone for allowing this to happen? Remember all that? Well, apparently the egyptian government has done so many messed up and vicious things since then that they decided, what the hell, let's drop the assault charges pressed by the female victims and charge no one. Hell, it's not like we have any shame left or anything. Egyptians expressed outrage over the judiciary's decision to dismiss cases of sexual assault against female activists and journalists during a referendum on a key constitutional change. The journalists' syndicate, human rights groups and the pro-reform Kefaya movement, all denounced the move and called on the justice minister to intervene and appoint a judge to investigate the allegations. The assaults, some of which were caught on video, triggered an international outcry and cast a pall over an electoral reform touted by President Hosni Mubarak as a strong signal of reformist change. The footage showed presumed NDP thugs beating and sexual groping the women, but Attorney General Maher Abdul Wahid's office said there was "no basis for a criminal suit because the real culprit is anonymous." Yes, despite the fact that there are pictures of the goons and of the police helping them, the culprit is anonymous. We are the government and the elections are over boys and girls: GO F**k yourselves. And the reforms keep rolling on....


At 1/04/2006 01:05:00 PM, Blogger The Sphinx said...

God damn this government..

At 1/04/2006 02:54:00 PM, Blogger Egypeter said...

Hasn't this same scenario played out before? As sad as this is nobody should really be surprised. The same thing happened to those charged in the 2000 trial in Al Koseh where 20 copts were killed in sectarian violence.

Justice doesn't really exist in Egypt unfortunately.

At 1/04/2006 03:50:00 PM, Blogger Crazy Girl said...


At 1/05/2006 07:48:00 AM, Anonymous Jokerman said...

Now if these women were palestinian & the attackers were Israelis what would the picture be?
Egytpians would have slammed the israelis right & left everywhere,lawyers syndicate along with everyother sydnicate ion the country condemning the immoral codes of israelis & jews everywhere not to mention the articles in every paper & magazine lambasting the incident.


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