Deserted Egyptian Major (Tamer Badr) Arrested

Had the following published over on Al Akhbar English on Friday.

Witnesses including Mr el-Jalfy. In el-Jalfy's hand a flag they have been stained with their own blood as a symbol of commitment to the revolution, and a petition they are circulating calling for the release of military officers arrested after joining Tahrir. (Photo: Ahmad el-Gamal)

Eyewitness reports and video posted online indicate that Major Tamer Badr, who had left his post with the Egyptian infantry to join the protests in Tahrir has been arrested.

Al-Akhbar spoke to a group of witnesses including a Abd el-Nasser el-Jalfy, who had been staying with the major in the Ismaliya Guest House adjacent to the square.

He said, and others confirmed, that on Thursday at between 2:30pm and 3pm, a group of armed men dressed in civilian clothes and identifying themselves as military police had stormed the building…..

Read the rest on Al Akhbar.

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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