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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-18-11 07:44 PM
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Young woman beaten and dragged by Egyptian soldiers wants anonymity
Edited on Sun Dec-18-11 07:57 PM by countryjake
Source: The Guardian

The woman photographed being beaten in Cairo is an activist who does not want her name revealed because of her shame at the way she was treated, according to those who were with her at the time.

Hassan Mahmoud, a journalist with the newspaper Al Badeel who was there, said the woman stumbled as she tried to flee from the military police, who managed to grab her and beat her. "It was clear to me that they wanted to take her away from us but then a few brave protesters came in and started hurling stones and that was the one thing that saved her from their hands."

He said she was treated for hand and leg wounds, then taken to a centre for rehabilitation of violence victims called El Nadeem Centre, before being taken home where she was said to be feeling wretched about her treatement.

Though her case was drawing comparison with the instant fame accorded posthumously to Neda Agha Soltan, the Iranian woman killed during the 2009 uprising, the woman appealed for her identity to be kept secret.


Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/18/egpyt-milit...





Egyptian soldiers beating and pulling the young woman's hair. Later she was dragged on ground, kicked and half stripped Photograph: Str/AP




Egyptian soldiers beating and dragging a young woman during clashes in Tahrir Square. Her image has become the latest icon of the revolution. Photograph: Reuters
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-18-11 09:56 PM
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1. You know what's scariest of all?
This picture looks a lot like those taken at Occupy protests.
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-18-11 10:27 PM
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2. In a way, yes, but those are steel pipes they're beating protesters with...
and in viewing the videos of what has taken place around Tahrir Square over these past three days, you can see that people are being beaten, relentlessly, to death.

But I agree, the still photos are strikingly (no pun intended, I assure you) similar and given time here, in the USA, someone protesting in the Occupy Wall Street movement may very well have their unfortunate treatment at the hands of government lackeys, go viral across the globe.

For the videos, see here, and prepare yourself...they are disturbing to watch:

http://youtu.be/JQoAJqPXuYI


(I might add, the videos do remind me somewhat of the brutality that minorities receive at the hands of my state's Seattle cops.)
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 02:49 PM
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3. kick
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