Crackdown in Cairo

Here is something about Fayza’s day out at the NGOs.

CAIRO – There was a flurry of good news last week in Egypt. Activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah was released on Christmas Day, Cairo’s Administrative Court issued a ruling banning “virginity tests,” and thousands of women took part in a spirited march in downtown Cairo to denounce the military’s brutal violence against women protesters during the breakup of a sit-in in front of the Cabinet building on Dec. 16 and 17.

That streak of good times was interrupted Thursday afternoon when public prosecution officials, assisted by armed Central Security Forces (CSF) soldiers — Cairo’s ubiquitous black-clad riot troops — raided the offices of six civil society groups.

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One Response to Crackdown in Cairo

  1. Constant reader says:

    It’s about time Foreign Policy published you. They need to fix a couple of word reversals/confusions. See the fourth paragraph—were being…being were? And the paragraph about the young photographer asking permission to take a picture….an extra “him” thrown in there? But the commenters seem out of it, like they’re watching TV somewhere near the United Nations or something.

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