Archive for March, 2013

Warming up for a civil war!

Posted: March 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

Hamada Elrasam documents injuries of innocent Al-Muqatam residents, who didn’t involve in the protest. But they were kidnapped, imprisoned and tortured for more than 10 hours by the Muslim brotherhood members in “Bilal Ibn Rabah” Mosque, being accused that they belong to the opponents’ protesters.

Blue night over Al-Muqatam hell on “Friday of dignity”, many activists and political movements called for that demonstration responding for the Muslim brotherhood violent attack on some activists who tried to paint opponents graffiti nearby the Muslim brotherhood’s guidance headquarter building the week before.

The violent protest resulted in at least 200 injuries. As the two sides of the protest committed many violations included kidnapping, torturing and imprisoning for who fall from the other side.

The media have been documenting most of the opponents violation acts on that day. While the majority of the Muslim brotherhood members’ violations took place inside “Bilal Ibn Rabah” Mosque, where they used it for detaining the opponents captives.

21 years, Sherif Mustafa, lives in Al-Muqatam and study in the high institute for technology. Sherif was going to meet his girlfriend as he dated her nearby a restaurant at the main road 9. Sherif said “when I saw the clashes I took another quit way to meet my girlfriend, while I was walking, some Muslim brotherhood members arrested me an investigated me if I belong to the opponents, once I said I have no relation with them, they asked for which group I belong, is it “A” or “B”? I denied any relation with opponents. At that moment, they beat me with a big stick on my head; I didn’t feel where am I! After that, I found myself in Bilal Ibn Rabah Mosque facing more investigations and tortures until they released me after more than 10 hours.”

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25 years, Ahmed Abd-Elnaby, a furniture carpenter and a father of a 2 years kid. Ahmed said “I heard that there were clashes at Al-Muqatam where I live with my family, I closed my workshop and went back to Al-Muqatam to reassure my family! The Muslim brotherhoods kidnapped me into Bilal Ibn Rabah mosque where they start investigating and torturing me, eventually, they accused me of being faithless and that was almost the end of being percipient of what happened to me.”
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32 years, Wahed Mohamed Hassan, a clothes merchant who was going to the oil station nearby the Muslim brotherhood headquarter to put oil in his motorbike with two of his friends with him when they grabbed him and his friends and told him that we will make you a good example for deterring the opponents. They took us at place, which I didn’t recognize it was a mosque until one of the opponents’ captives said “It’s Haram “taboo” to do that in God’s home!” They kept beating him until he fail down. “It was worst than a jail.” Wahid said. “They forced me and other to be photographed holding knifes, specially a Coptic guy they forced him to get photographed holding a shotgun.” He added.

The investigations were almost the same with all the captives; Wahed said “What I didn’t understand until now what are groups “A” and “B” that they were asking me about all the time. When I felt that I am near my end I screamed no god except Allah, Mohamed his passenger.” Once I said that they kept telling me “you are the God’s enemy.”


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On this Friday, Feb 8, 2013. Egyptian protesters react to water canons used by the republication guards during clashes between the protesters and the governmental forces at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo/Hamada Elrasam)

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On this Friday, Feb 8, 2013. An Egypian protester reacts to a teargas cnister fired by the governmental forces while an ambulnce talks a casualty out of the areaduring clashes at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo/Hamada Elrasam)_MG_9264

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On this Wednessday, Jan 30, 2013. Two Egyptian girls hold hands، wear respirator masks, the one on the right holds a flower during clashes between the protesters and the riot police along Qasr Al Nile bridge, which leads to Tahrir Square In Cairo, Egypt. Two years after Egypt’s revolution protests broke out against the Islamic government for 7 days. (Photo/Hamada Elrasam)

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On this Wednesday March 20, 2013. Dr. Sabah Al-Sakkary the chief Secretary of the Muslim brotherhood women, professes that the Muslim brotherhood refuses the UN Convention for women as far as it is not compatible with Sharia Law. Dr. Al-Sakkary said “we are in a conservative socity who accepts behaviors from men and don’t accept the same from women, I’m a woman and I don’t like any woman to go and report at the police that she was rapped by her husband, I have a brother and son and I don’t like them to face that one day.”

Egypt is one of the most hostile environments against women not only in homes but even in the streets, as it was documented through media since the 18 days of the uprising until now! Dr. Sabah said “It have been individual cases and we can create our laws for these cases, we don’t accept someone else to force us to apply any law that we might not accept traditionally. We could accept a man having 4 or 5 relations with different women but we don’t accept the same from women or girls, no body here will accept that his wife or sister to have these kind of rights, which is not compatible with Sharia Law or our traditions.” These men who have 4 or 5 relations aren’t these girls that they having relations with are others sisters and wifes? Dr. Sabah Al-Sakkary said  “This is true, I don’t know how we can control this.” (Photo by / Hamada Elrasam)

Riot Police Violations

Posted: March 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

Riot Police Violations.

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On this Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Bakar 12 years young boy shows the signs of torture committed by the riot police officers on him the day before. Bakar Lost his way while he was in Cairo with his father 3 days ago. After then he joined the protesters in Tahrir Square seeking for a safe place to sleep and eat until he could find his father who he don’t know his phone number.
Bakar was watching the clashes at Kasr El-Nile bridge between the protesters and the riot police until the riot police arrested him and kept him in one of their armored trucks, torturing and insulting him for eight hours and then they released him without reporting to keep themselves away from Impeachments. (Photo/Hamada Elrasam)