subota, 5. veljače 2011.
Nekoliko linkova o revoluciji u Egiptu
Khaled Said je bio 28-godišnji Egipćanin kojeg je egipatska policija prošle godine pretukla na smrt zbog objavljivanja na internetu snimke koja prikazuje kako egipatski policajci među sobom dijele drogu koju su zaplijenili u jednoj raciji. Mladi egipatski aktivisti nakon ovog brutalnog ubojstva su u znak prosvjeda otvorili stranicu We are all Khaled Said (Svi smo mi Khaled Said) na Facebooku i ta su skupina aktivista i nezadovoljstvo koje su artikulirali prerasli u početnu iskru koja je zapalila pobunu egipatskog naroda protiv brutalnog i nelegitimnog Mubarakovog režima koji Egipćanima već najmanje 30 godina uz potporu i odobravanje prvenstveno SAD-a, ali i europskih zemalja, pa i Hrvatske, krši temeljna ljudska prava, uključujući zlostavljanja, mučenja, druga nečovječna postupanja, ubojstva, kršenja prava na slobodu govora, tiska, na slobodno okupljanje, te brojnih drugih prava uključujući i pravo da na slobodnim i poštenim izborima izaberu svoje političke predstavnike.
We are all Khaled Said
Khaled Said, a 28-year-old Egyptian from the coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt, was tortured to death at the hands of two police officers. Several eye witnesses described how Khalid was taken by the two policemen into the entrance of a residential building where he was brutally punched and kicked. The two policemen banged his head against the wall, the staircase and the entrance steps. Despite his calls for mercy and asking them why they are doing this to him, they continued their torture until he died according to many eye witnesses. Khaled has become the symbol for many Egyptians who dream to see their country free of brutality, torture and ill treatment. Many young Egyptians are now fed up with the inhuman treatment they face on a daily basis in streets, police stations and everywhere. Egyptians want to see an end to all violence committed by any Egyptian Policeman. Egyptians are aspiring to the day when Egypt has its freedom and dignity back, the day when the current 30 years long emergency martial law ends and when Egyptians can freely elect their true representatives.
[Warning: Disturbing content] The diplomatic car that ran over 20 people in cairo (28th-Jan-2011)
(Upozorenje: uznemirujući sadržaj) Snimka namjernog gaženja (ubojstva i nanošenja teških tjelesnih ozljeda) 20-30 nenasilnih prodemokratskih prosvjednika diplomatskim vozilom u Kairu 28. siječnja 2011. Iskreno se nadam da će biti moguće pronaći ove krajnje poremećene i opasne ubojice i suditi im. Da čovjek ne povjeruje kakvi se sve psihopati mogu voziti u diplomatskim vozilima.
'You Will Be Lynched,' Says Egyptian Policeman: First Person
A policeman looked me in the eye and said: "You will be lynched today," running his finger across his neck. Others spat on us. They hit the two men in our group in the face through the broken windows, scratching Mahmoud and punching my other male friend. Someone pulled my hair from the back. An army officer was standing right next to the car as well. Several of us screamed during the hail of blows and grabbed his hand, asking for protection. He just looked at us and told us not to be afraid. Two soldiers were also present, one of them standing on the trunk of our car. He fired two gunshots in the air in what seemed to be an attempt to disperse the crowd. When it proved futile, he did nothing. The attack appeared to be orchestrated between the plainclothes men and the uniformed police. At times the police forces would yell "Cordon," and the mob would hold hands and form a circle around the car. When they were told to sit on the ground, they again obeyed. Then a police van arrived and the officers told us to get out of our car and enter the van one by one. At the same time, though, the non-uniformed men were crying, "If you leave your car, we will kill you."
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