Archive for the 'Egypt' Category

EGYPT – Islamist ‘Morality Police’ to train volunteers in using electric batons [TASERS] (2012-01-12)

Posted on January 12 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a highly disturbing report “Al Ahram”– long regarded as Agypt’s leading daily newspaper – in its English online edition reports that a controversial hardliner group in Egypt announces that it purchased 1000 tasers to help its cadre defend themselves as they ‘promote virtue’ and ‘combat vice’ on the country’s streets. (Note: […]

EGYPT – Fresh violence erupts in Cairo, hours after Cabinet submits resignation [protesters beaten and shocked with Taser-like devices] (2011-11-21)

Posted on November 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS Fresh violence broke out in and around Cairo’s Tahrir Square early Tuesday, in conflicts with the nation’s military-led government. CNN saw captured protesters beaten and shocked with Taser-like devices, whether or not these were TAER Inc. products or generic tasers is not known. (See previous stories under EGYPT; only reference to tasers in […]

Tally of Coptic protest violence in Cairo: 22 dead, 327 injured (2011-10-10)

Posted on October 10 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: 8 months after the fall of Mubarak, 22 Copts – a Christian minority, some 10% of the Egyptian population, comparable to the Greek Orthodox Church – are killed by police in a peaceful protest march. The police used tasers among other weapons. “I tried to talk to officers, I told them to stop […]

EGYPT – Post-Mubarak Egypt: Plus ça Change …Where Waterboarding Is Child’s Play (2011-10-06)

Posted on October 6 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : “Torture by police and military personnel remains widespread with hundreds of cases involving beatings, electrocution, and sexual assault reported … A video was released lately revealing army and police officers torturing citizens in Kurdi police station in the governorate of Dakahlia (lying north east of Cairo). The video showed three […]

EGYPT – Des policiers et militaires apparaissant dans une vidéo montrant des actes de torture [Soldiers and police on video showing acts of torture – including use of taser] (2011-09-20)

Posted on September 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : Video posted on YouTube of police officers laughing as they taser detainees in a police station in Daqahliya, north of Cairo. le East News Agency (MENA) says despite discourse of “respect for human rights” such abuses are frequent in Egypt. Amnesty International (France demands that Egyptian military and public security stop torturing detainees.]] […]

EGYPT – Egyptian Military Kills Protesters in Cairo (2011-04-15)

Posted on April 15 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This story is being transmitted on numerous sites. Tahrir Square : This morning (15 April), as Egyptians continued to demand more transparent measures to end the Mubarak sytem, the military attempts to break up the demonstration: “At around 3am local time on Saturday, soldiers and police attacked the Tahrir Square sit-in using […]

EGYPT – Egypt’s revolutionaries say abusive treatment persists [Tasers used in crowd control by military] (2011-03-25)

Posted on March 25 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: CNN reporting from Egypt. The critical reference here is “One of the women named in the report was a 20-year-old hairdresser named Salwa Hosseini. She described to CNN how uniformed soldiers tied her up on the grounds of the Egyptian Museum, forced her to the ground and then slapped her and shocked […]

EGYPT – Cairo University students demonstrate against military police (2011-03-24)

Posted on March 24 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Students of Cairo University on Thursday staged demonstrations in protest against military police using taser stun guns to disperse a sit-in by students of the faculty of mass communications.” Tasers – or is the term being used generically?]] Photographed by السيد الباز, Abul Soud Mohamed , Waleed Magdy, Dalia Othman Students […]

Egypt – Army forcefully disperses mass Cairo protest [including with use of tasers] (2011-02-27)

Posted on February 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A report from the Israeli newspaper “Haaretz”. Two weeks after Mubarak’s resignation, orittesters demand no mombers of Mubarak’s cabinet be included in the new government: “‘Military police used batons and tasers to hit the protesters,’Ahmed Bahgat, one of the protesters, told Reuters by telephone. ‘The military is once again using force. But […]

EGYPT: Military Apologises for Beating Protesters [including use of tasers](2011-02-26)

Posted on February 26 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An Egyptian military spokesman says “unintentional confrontations between the military police and the youth of the revolution.” had taken place in Tahrir Square in the previous days. “According to a security official and witnesses, military police surrounded protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir square shortly after midnight and used batons and tasers to disperse […]

EGYPT – Q&A With Ayman Mohyeldin, Al Jazeera English’s Correspondent in Cairo (2011-02-11)

Posted on February 11 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: a long article which we reproduce in its entirety. The section concerning tasers is in bold, about halof way through: “I saw an Egyptian solider who had a taser gun. He was igniting the taser gun into the face of the people to try to intimidate them. It was a bit of […]

EGYPT – Army ‘involved in detentions and torture’ [including using tasers] (2011-02-09)

Posted on February 9 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “They started beating me up in the street their rubber batons and an electric Taser gun, shocking me,” an activist told journalists … The taser was clearly just one weapon in this horrendous “army riot”. Its mention, however, is surprising, since GlobalShock had no previous information about Egypt acquiring tasers. This raises […]