Deserter from Egypt’s Army

Major Tamer Badri.

Today I was lucky enough to interview Major Tamer Badri, from the Egyptian Military. He has left his post to join the Tahrir protests, and throws his weight behind the protests. This despite the unpleasant fates of those who have deserted from the army’s ranks before. He says the officers who tried this on April 8th are all now either dead or in jail. Will have a full interview up soon, Inshallah. For now, it will suffice to say that his courage is inspirational.


About Austin G. Mackell

I am a freelance journalist who has worked for a variety of corporate and community outlets from my hometown of Sydney and from the Middle East, including from Lebanon during Israels 2006 invasion and from Iran during the tumultuous presidential elections there in 2009. I have recently moved to Cairo to watch the revolutions in Arab world unfold.
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