Tagged with Torture

A Jihadi in the Making

A Jihadi in the Making

Powerful testimony from Rana Allam, about her former work colleague and fellow Tahrir demonstrator, in Daily News Egypt. The difference between us, and it was quite minor back then, that he came from a family that believed in the Muslim Brotherhood and he was a religious young man, while I believed in a secular civil … Continue reading

Protecting the Bad under Threat of the Worse

Protecting the Bad under Threat of the Worse

In the United States, torture is no longer an allegation. As the US Senate released findings from thousands of internal CIA memos, the nation confirms — and makes public — the horrific treatment given to detainees. Some of the debate, however, concerns whether or not the Senate errs by releasing the details. The argument accuses … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Prison Conditions

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Prison Conditions

God, Reports have been ample from Egyptian prisons with accounts of mistreatment, even torture. And this week smuggled video purported a look inside, picturing squalid conditions and cramped quarters. The government denies the veracity of these sources, insisting that after the revolution a commitment to human rights has reformed the system. A visit from the … Continue reading

Torture: Why I Signed the ‘Rebel’ Campaign

From Ahram Online: In order to justify removing a standing president, first an author must defend his democratic credentials. After an extended introduction, he writes: This was last October, and up until that point I had been convinced that President Mohamed Morsi was the legitimate president of Egypt, and that even though I did not … Continue reading