واستولت بلطجية امن الدولة على جهاز لابتوب خاص بالدكتور ايمن وجهاز عرض كما قامت بتحطيم السماعات الموجودة بالمقر State Security Forces about 50-60 pigs stormed into a seminar at Ayman Nour Culture Center in Bab Al-Sha’riya, Cairo. The seminar was to discuss succession, the security thugs confiscated the all devices in the center especially the laptop of Dr ayman nour in addition to destroying the all things in the place they arrested some of El-Ghad party activists as the journalist ahmed abd-elgawad who was taken to the police station then released update:- Ayman Nour went to Bab Al-Sha’riya police station to file aclaim about the incidentSomeone else emailed:
Reports are beginning to flow in, including directly from former Egyptian presidential candidate Ayman Nour, regarding an assault which occurred this evening in Cairo on one of Nour's offices in the Bab El Shairiya neighborhood by state security forces. Reportedly, 40-50 state security "thugs" stormed the office this evening (Cairo time), assaulted Al Ghad members within, and confiscated equipment, including Dr. Nour's personal computer. They reportedly arrested Nour's press secretary, Ahmed Abdel Gawad, among others. This incident took place immediately before a conference entitled "Poets Against Succession," a subgroup of the "Egyptians Against Succession (Mayohkomsh)" movement, was to take place.
"I want to go back to jail," says Ayman Nour, whom the government released in February as an apparent goodwill gesture to the Obama administration. "The government insists on getting the maximum benefit out of my liberation, but they are causing me the maximum harm.I am denied all rights. My party cannot return to the political scene. I am stalked by the police. They are even messing with my personal life. There is no ceiling to the injustice and the revenge of this regime." [He also says no invitation to meet Obama - is Obama meeting with any civil society or opposition leaders at all?]
Michael Slackman on what makes Ayman Nour and other dissidents continue to oppose their regimes after the punishment of prison, torture and worse. Update: Anonymous Arabist notes that the article (which he/she likes) contains the throwaway phrase "…particularly in a Middle Eastern culture that honors martyrdom…” and goes on to point out that the Arab world is hardly unique in "honoring martyrdom".
Disgraceful: "Ayman Nour, the former leader of Al-Ghad (tomorrow) party, was attacked by an unidentified assailant, and was wounded with first degree burns on the right side of his face, forehead and scalp."