The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

El-Adly Video-Gate: Correction and Updates...

I've just spoken now with Nasser Amin, Emad Kabeer's lawyer, and I need to correct a previously posted information, as well as provide a quick update...
Emad tortured by Islam Nabih and Reda Fathi of Boulaq Police Station

The trial of the Boulaq al-Daqrour torturers is NOT starting tomorrow as I posted before. Emad will show up tomorrow in court with his lawyer, but for another case. A judge will look into the charges levelled by the Boulaq police agents at Emad for "resisting authorities and assaulting a police officer." Lawyer Nasser Amin assured me Emad will be aquitted.
Boulaq Torturer Islam Nabih

Meanwhile, Police Captain Islam Nabih and Corporal Reda Fathi, who tortured and sexually abused Emad, are detained in one of the Central Security Forces camp, Nasser added. Their trial will not start at anytime before March, he said.
Egyptian police torture women detainee

On another front, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported today that General Habib el-Adly, the Interior Minister "gave his instructions" to police officials in Cairo and the provinces to try to identify the woman torture victim who appeared in the police brutality video recently leaked by Wael Abbas.
Adly's Interior Ministry Blamed for Police Brutality