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Amnesty International calls for investigation of police killings during Mahalla Demonstrations

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AI Index: MDE 12/006/2008 (Public)

Date: 11 April 2008

Egypt: Arrests of Kefaya movement leaders, investigation needed into police killings

The arrests of Kefaya movement leaders George Ishak and Fathi al-Hefnawy following protest demonstrations this week in which two people were killed by police, represents a deeply disturbing development, Amnesty International said today.

Egypt’s Problem and Its Challenge: Bread Corrupts

I was in Egypt on a holiday a few weeks ago. The only thing Egyptians talked about was the issue of subisdized bread. It was heartbreaking listening to people down the economic ladder talk about their daily suffering to ensure bread for their families. As I sat in the beauty salon, my traditional treat in Cairo, one of the women working there was complaining.
 
"We are a family of 6. I have 4 children who all go to school. To be able to feed them daily I have to get the subsidized bread", she explained.
 
"I stand in a queue forever and in the crowd. What can people do?

Cairo is a city of wrenching rooftop stories

Very rarely do I find a feature in a newspaper that truly grabs my attention. The human element in the story below published in the San Francisco Chronicle reminded me so much of Cairo and its beautiful people, yet the economic injustice they suffer. If interested in Cairo, Egyptians, and want to learn more on how poor people in Egypt can be, read the following feature:

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