The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.


Journalists out on the street getting attacked by mobs, threatened, and arrested. Members of the Nadim Center and the Hesham Mubarak Law Center reportedly taken by military police. 

Adhaf Soueif sent this message:

"Good friend just saw 8 to 12 people being dragged out of No 1 Souq el-Tawfikiyyah St and bundled into a civilian micro-bus while a military police vehicle waited nearby. The people were being beaten and the street had been told they were "Iranian and Hamas agents come to destabilise Egypt" so the street was chanting against them.  No 1 Souq el-Tawfikiyyah St is the home of the offices of The Hisham Mubarak Legal Aid Centre, The Centre for Social and Economic Rights and The 6th April Youth.

And, btw, my brother-in-law, the lawyer Ahmad Seif is the Hisham Mubarak Legal Aid Centre.

Please get word out o as many news outlets as you can".

Ahdaf at 15:00 Cairo time