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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:17 AM
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Egyptian officer suspected of being 'The Eye Hunter,' shooting protesters
Source: CNN International

From Mohamed Fadel Fahmy
updated 10:45 PM EST, Fri November 25, 2011

Cairo (CNN) -- Egypt's general prosecutor on Friday ordered a police officer to submit to questioning regarding his suspected role in shooting protesters in the eyes during recent clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

"The Ministry of Interior is preoccupied by the latest events, but he will come in for questioning soon," Adel Saeed, a spokesman for Egypt's general prosecutor, said about the suspect, 1st Lt. Mahmoud Sobhi El Shinawi.

The evidence offered against El Shinawi includes videos recorded by protesters and posted on Facebook, Saeed said. At least five demonstrators have been shot in the eye, according to authorities.

They are among hundreds of casualties over the past week. Some 41 people have died -- 33 of them in Cairo -- while an additional 3,250 had been wounded as of Friday, Health Ministry spokesman Hisham Shiha has said.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/25/world/africa/egypt-eye-hu...




Protesters have called El Shinawi, specifically,
"The Eye Hunter" and have sprayed "wanted"
stencils featuring his face, name and rank
on the walls around Tahrir Square.
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 02:12 AM
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1. That's just sadistic, if this is the guy, he is a walking crime against humanity
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 03:23 AM
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2. sounds like an American cop.
except that at least the Egyptians are going after him; in America, he'd just get punished with paid administrative leave.
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The Blue Flower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 09:56 AM
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3. No, there would be an inquiry
And then they'd say he "acted appropriately under the circumstances" and would go back to work protecting and serving the powers that be.
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:20 AM
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4. ...As predicted by Joe Haldemann....
...In the novel Forever Free. In that novel, one "peacekeeper" is discovered to be shooting protesters in the eye sockets with tranquilizer darts.

Let us hope that's the only prediction of Haldemann's that comes true.
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