From the Editors
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 ...Keep Reading »
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 ...Keep Reading »
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 ...Keep Reading »
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) ...Keep Reading »
Bel Trew is a writer for Ahram Online.