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Egypt: Arrests of tens of activists and escalating clashes as downtown Cairo turns into military Zone
Egypt: Arrests of tens of activists and escalating clashes as downtown Cairo turns into military Zone
Assaults, beatings, abuses and detentions and the day is young as the early morning of April 6 has witnessed the transformation of Cairo into military barracks.
Tuesday, April 6,2010 16:48
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As demonstrators assembled, security forces, police officers and military barracks were   lined up to thwart the procession which was scheduled to meet in front of the Shura council. All opposition trends were calling for constitutional amendments

 

Security forces dressed both in uniform and civilian clothes began to assault the peaceful assembly viciously beating them and arresting and dragging those they can grab. Over 70 detentions have been recorded so far with the escalation of clashes between both sides

Activists who were able to flee the barbaric assaults reported of severe beatings and assaults while those who were unable to escape were hauled into deportation vehicles and transferred downtown to large warehouses

 

In a related context additional collisions took place in the Egyptian universities as security forces clashed with student protesters. State and central security forces striked against students at the University of Helwan, viciously beating them with batons resulting in serious injury and the hospitalizing of 2

 

Females were not spared the fierce actions where one girl was assaulted, dragged by her head

scarf, brutally beaten and detained by one of the by University's Security guard at the Institute of Social Work in Damanhur. She still remains in custody

 

 

 

 

Follow- up

 

 

The names and locations of the detained protesters

 

 

 

 

Dozens were detained in two of the deportations vehicles and a garage in downtown Cairo including

 

 

Mustafa al-Shami

 

Roman Gabriel Samuel

 

Mohamed Abdel Meguid Mahmoud

 

Khaled Ezz al-Din

 

Islam Mohamed

 

Mohamed Sayed Gomaa

 

Ahmed Mohammed Hassan Hamid

 

Mustafa Maher

 

Ahmed Mohamed

 

Moa wad Saad

 

 

 

Arrested near Omar Makram

 

 

 

Mohamed Yahya

 

Mohammed Mahdi Abdel-Maksoud

 

Mahmoud Dahshan

 

Shehab Abdel-Meguid

 

Sheriff Abdel-Moneim

 

Mohamed Fathi

 

Hani Beauty

 

Ahmed Najib Sayed Hamid Sami

 

Ahmed Ibrahim

 

Mohamed Saadallah

 

Arab Kamal Farghali

 

Hassan Aqeel

 

Ahmed Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Monem

 

Youssef Emad Youssef

 

Ahmed Issawi Nasr

 

Muhammad Naji

 

Detainees  transported to warehouse

 

 

Muhammad Awad

 

Khalid Mohiuddin

 

Abdul Hamid Medhat Abdel-Azim

 

Samir Gad Hefnawi

 

Ehab Ahmed Mustafa

 

Hamed Abdel-Salam

 

Abdullah Tahir

 

Wael Abdel Rahman

 

Tarek Raafat Douiri

 

Mohsen Rashad

 

Mohamed Zaghloul Atta Nader

 

Saad Abdul-Ati

 

Shady Hassan

 

Ahmed Khairy

 

Gantt Abdul Alim

 

Tamer Abdul-Wahab

 

Ahmed Abdel-Wahab

 

Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed

 

Mohamed Ahmed Abdo Ahmed Mohamed Osama

 

Hamed Mohamed

 

Mahmoud Mustafa

 

Abdel Azim

 

Ismail, Mahmoud Samy Amr Osama

 

Solomon Awni

 

Almrginy Ahmed

 

Sheriff Mohamed

 

Mohamed Choukri

 

Yasser Mohamed Mustafa

 

Abdallah Yahya Saad

 

Salah al-Hosseini Hosseini

 

Mohammad Sami

 

Mohammad Mahmoud Hazem Mahmoud Yasser Taha al-Issawi

 

Tarek Abou El Ela

 

Islam Anwar Mohammed

 

Ahmed Shawki Ibrahim

 

Alaa Mohammad Ali

 

Abdul Rahman Al-Sayed Abdel-Meguid

 

Khalid Mohammed

 

 

 

 

Up-date

 

MB and opposition parties support victims of "constitutional amendment demo"

 

 

A number of MPs from the Muslim Brotherhood Parliamentary bloc and independent MPs organized a protest in front of the Shura Council today condemning the security attacks against political activists who called for constitutional amendments

 

Security forces arrested activists who chanted slogans condemning the regime and the brutality of its security services such as "long live Egypt", "down down to the failed system" "free and independent life for Egypt

 

MB Mohamed Elbeltagy, of the Brotherhood parliamentary bloc told "Ikhwanweb"  "this kind of brutality used against activists who call for reform is a crime", stressing that the system is living in a constant state of fear of any demands for freedom and democracy

 

He added "attacking young men and women this way shows the contradiction of the system in dealing with political demands, since the system itself organizes social demonstrations to promote itself as a democratic regime which accepts the opinions  others ; however the authorities actions today exposed itself   before the whole world

 

Dr. Hamdy Hassan, of the Brotherhood parliamentary bloc agreed stating that today's display exposed the weakness of the system which did not give youths the chance to express their opinions

 

Dr. Abdel Galeel Mustafa, former Co-ordinator of Kefaya Movement, stressed that these barbaric acts against our sons is a crime against Egypt and security services should focus more on arresting criminals instead of the honorable

 

 

 

Update

 

 

Police break up peaceful march protecting against state of emergency in Alexandria

Security forces thwarted a protest organized by the April 6 youth movement in Alexandria. The movement was protesting against the extension of the state emergency law and called for the amendment of articles 67, 77 and 88 of the Egyptian Constitution.  Security forces assaulted and arrested five activists including a female

Activist Hassan Mustafa was viciously beaten and lost consciousness in the garden of Martyrs' Square after being seized dragged on the ground for a distance of up to 50 meters and was pushed into a police waiting car. Khalid Hosni and Sayyeda Ahmed also activists were beaten and Sayedda's headscarf was pulled

The Shehab center for human rights issued a statement condemning the detention, physical abuses and kidnapping by the SSI officers against the activists. Lawyer Ahmed Mamdouh from the Hilali Foundation for Freedom has announced that he will form a legal support unit to defend the detainees consisting of the Hilali center for assaulted families and Shehab Center for Human Rights

Update

Demonstrators detained escalate to 92

 

 

The latest count of the number of detainees arrested during demonstrations has spiraled out of control reaching 92. The detainees were taken in by police and state security as they rallied to participate in the demonstrations which called for constitutional amendments

 

Baton-wielding forces assaulted the peaceful protestors resulting in clashes with the members from the MB and the April 6 movement who had collaborated calling for human rights stipulated in the constitution

 

A team of lawyers has been formed to defend those remaining in custody. Sayed Fatthy a member of the legal committee has ascertained to "Ikhwanweb" that approximately 40 lawyers have agreed to stand in defense of the young detainees who are to be brought before prosecutors

 

The Egyptian Human Rights Attorney General has demanded the immediate release of the detainees, asserting that they were freely and peacefully expressing their views without any breaches to the law However he asserted the measures practiced and actions taken by security forces with the vicious assaults and beatings were a blatant abuse of human rights underscoring that Egypt had in fact ratified the international treaties on human rights but had failed miserably to follow through

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tags: Constitutional Amendments / State Security / Police State / Arbitrary Arrests / 6th April / Egyptian Activists / Egyptian Security Forces
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