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Egyptian Military Adviser Calls Attack on Woman Justified

Posted By admin On December 23, 2011 @ 3:54 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

ROBERT MACKEY
NY Times [1]
December 23, 2011

An adviser to Egypt’s military rulers said in a newspaper interview published on Thursday that a brutal attack on a female protester by Egyptian soldiers on Saturday was justified because the woman had insulted the army.

Thousands of Egyptian women took to the streets of Cairo [2] this week to protest the beating of the woman, whose black abaya was stripped back to reveal her underwear during the attack.

Asked about video [3] and photographs [4] of soldiers hitting and kicking the woman, Gen. Abdel Moneim Kato, a retired officer who advises the ruling military council in Cairo, told the Arabic-language newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat [5] that the female activist “had been insulting the army through a megaphone” before she was stripped and beaten.

That justification for the brutal beating comes eight months after the generals put in power by President Hosni Mubarak sentenced another activist [6], Maikel Nabil, to three years in prison for “insulting the armed forces” on Facebook.

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[1] NY Times: http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/22/egyptian-military-adviser-calls-attack-on-woman-justified/?hp

[2] took to the streets of Cairo: http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/20/video-of-egyptian-womens-march-in-cairo/

[3] video: http://youtu.be/4iboFV-yeTE

[4] photographs: http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/12/19/183459.html

[5] told the Arabic-language newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat: http://www.aawsat.com/details.asp?section=4&issueno=12077&article=655463&search=%E3%D5%D1&state=true

[6] sentenced another activist: http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/11/blogger-jailed-for-insulting-egypts-military-is-pro-israel/

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