On the same day Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison the former murderous dictator of Egypt has been ordered to be released from prison by an Egyptian court. No good deed goes unpunished nor bad deed rewarded, or so it appears.
|By: DSWright Monday August 19, 2013 6:45 am|
As the death toll from the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt climbs past 800 people, new allegations have emerged that prisoners are being killed in custody by the military government. A charge the government has had difficulty disputing.
|By: szielinski Sunday December 9, 2012 7:00 pm|
The stakes are high, and can be encapsulated in this predicament: Will Egypt complete the transition from Mubarak’s authoritarian regime to a consolidated democracy or will it eventually — soon — produce another authoritarian regime, this one dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, its allies and the military?
|By: David Dayen Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00 pm|
Official results in the historic Egyptian Presidential elections will not be revealed until Monday. But based on early returns and exit polls, it looks increasingly like a runoff will ensue, with the choice coming down to a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hosni Mubarak’s former Prime Minister.
|By: Peterr Saturday November 26, 2011 9:11 am|
This is not right. You are not alone. This must change. With these three phrases, the mighty are brought down and the lowly lifted up.
On this Thanksgiving Weekend, I am thankful for all who stand up to bullies.
|By: Jim White Thursday August 11, 2011 8:00 pm|
Why did the Prime Mister forget about Egypt and the things he said to Hoser Mubarak? It sounds like someone needs to tell him the same things he told Hoser. Instead of fighting and stopping Twitter and instant messages, maybe he needs to do something to make a “future with greater rights”, because right now he only seems to be protecting the rights of the rich, not the rights of everyone.
|By: David Dayen Saturday May 28, 2011 11:00 am|
It’s a big moment, not only because it ends the blockade on the Palestinian people. It’s a big moment for Egypt as well. This is a country just 3-4 months from revolution, and it’s their second major foreign policy decision. They brokered the deal between Fatah and Hamas, and now they’ve opened the border crossing.
|By: emptywheel Thursday May 19, 2011 6:30 pm|
The AP has a interesting–and interestingly timed–story on the help we’re giving Saudi Arabia to build a “facilities security force” to protect, among other things, its oil fields and planned civilian nuclear sites.
|By: David Dayen Thursday April 21, 2011 12:25 pm|
The report described the opening of prisons, clearly a high-level decision, as intentional, providing evidence in the form of video surveillance cameras showing security forces allowing prisoners to flee. It also documented security forces firing at protesters and running them over with vehicles.
|By: emptywheel Monday February 21, 2011 8:50 am|
All this talk about Hosni Mubarak’s looted billions must really piss off our other client rulers, the ones who have not yet set aside such rich stashes for their retirement.
But someone in Iraq has already made the move, disappearing $40 billion from Iraq’s development fund.