The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Police enthusiasm

Got back to Cairo on last night’s red-eye, dragged myself into the office a little bleary eyed this morning. Made a cup of coffee and wandered out onto the balcony to see what the world was getting up to.

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Yep, seems he had a disagreement with an officer (the one bending over him, having just kicked him) so he and a few friends dragged him behind the 4X4 (this is quite close to a big tourist hotel and within sight of the US Embassy) and punched and kicked him for a while. After they were done smacking the guy around, the officer smoked a cigarette and one of the boys in black brought him a bottle of water.

Welcome to Egypt—don't forget your camera!