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Protesters Recount Bloody Scenes at Republican Guard Clashes

[Morsi supporters in Nasr City, November 2012. Image by Lilian Wagdy.]

There were tense scenes at the pro-Morsi sit-in in Cairo's Nasr City on Monday afternoon as the army increased its security presence and the injured continued to be treated in makeshift field hospitals near Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque. Clashes between protesters and security forces at the nearby Republican Guard headquarters left at least 51 dead and hundreds injured shortly after dawn on Monday. Dozens of armored personnel carriers gathered on Saleh Salem Road, which runs ...

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Egypt's Khaled Said: Three Years on, Still No Justice

[Khalid Said. Photo from We Are All Khaled Said Facebook Page]

In a small bedroom in Alexandria adjacent to the sea, the belongings of a young man: new trainers, a computer console and homemade speakers are quietly gathering dust. Three years of dust, to be precise. On 6 June 2010, their owner a twenty-eight-year-old called Khaled Said left his desk to walk to an Internet café across the street and never came back. He was beaten to death by police officers in broad daylight. A photograph of his face on the autopsy table, mutilated ...

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SCAF "Restraint" Proves Hollow as More Protesters Killed

[Protesters rushing towards the field hospital in Tahrir square carrying a wounded man after military police attack on them. Image from Reuters]

Another dawn raid by armed security forces on Tahrir Square leaves more dead protesters as Egyptian army faces more local and international criticism for violent crackdown on dissent. A fifteen-year-old boy is in critical condition and there are unconfirmed reports of another four casualties after Egyptian Central Security Forces (CSF) and army personnel stormed Tahrir Square in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as clashes raged on into their fifth consecutive day. The ...

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Video: Security Forces Kill Two More Protesters in Egypt

[Army and Police Forcefully Clear Tahrir on 19 December 2011. Photo Credit: Mosireen media collective.]

Coordinated attack early Monday morning on Tahrir Square by Army and security forces latest surge in violent crackdown on political dissent against ruling military junta. As the fierce fighting between protesters, the military and Central Security Forces entered its fourth day, at 3:50am Monday morning Egyptian security forces attacked Tahrir Square, leaving two protesters dead. Despite video footage showing the contrary, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) ...

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Bel Trew


Bel Trew
is a writer for Ahram Online.