Monthly Archives: January 2012

A theocracy on the Nile?

I just had this piece, discussing the Islamist victory in the Egyptian parliamentary elections published over at New Humanist. With Egypt’s first post-Mubarak parliament now sitting, it is abundantly clear that elections were an important win for political Islam. Of … Continue reading

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Anniversary Mega-Post

Been a big week in Cairo obviously. I won’t try and do a comprehensive wrap up. Just wanted to upload the above pictures (taken on the 25th), and post links to a couple of articles I had published over at … Continue reading

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The Prison In Tahrir

Before beginning this post in earnest I want to make something very clear: Today was an immensely positive day. It was one of the biggest protests in history, and from what I saw, was conducted with a remarkable level of … Continue reading

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Egypt’s “Honorable Officers” Will Spend Jan 25 Anniversary in Jail

My story about the dissident officers published on Al-Akhbar English. While the Egyptian army hosts a ceremony in Tahrir celebrating the role of the military in siding with the revolution on January 25, several officers who joined the protests early … Continue reading

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Dissident officers case delayed.

The cases of Majors Ahmad Shuman, Amr Metwaly, and Tamer Badr have been postponed until Feb 12. According to Major Shuman’s wife Mona Salah, reason given for the delay was the appointment of a new judge to the panel required that all … Continue reading

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Family and Supporters of Dissident Army Officers Gather in Tahrir Ahead of Trial

Yesterday in Tahrir Square, supporters of dissident army officers Major Ahmed Shuman, Major Amr Metwally and Major Tamer Badr – as well as the family of Major Shuman – rallied to draw attention to the soldiers plight ahead of their … Continue reading

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Happy New Year From Tahrir

Photos from the first hours of New Years Day 2012 in Tahrir Square.

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