Egypt’s Emergency Law Strikes Again!
Date posted: November 13, 2010
Ahmed Shaaban – A 19 year old kid was dragged to, detained in, tortured within, and finally murdered in the name of the emergency law in Sidi Gaber Police Station! If you recognize the name of the station but you are not sure why, let me jolt your memory. Khaled Said – tortured and killed in that same station. He was not a terrorist.
After Ahmed Shaaban's death, his body was tossed in El Mahmoudeya Canal. In an interview during the funeral, his uncle said that his nails were plucked, his stomach was cut and bruised, his eyes and arms were black and blue, and he died before he was thrown in the canal. When his family went looking for him, officers in the Sidi Gaber Police station at first denied that he was in custody, then said that he was there but no one was allowed to see him, and that he was being fed and taken care of.
Here is the video:
According to the uncle, he was stopped in a police ambush on the way home from a wedding, was asked to show his ID, and the officer insisted to search their vehicle. The victim refused and asked to see a warrant or a police badge. He was taken to the police station and was beaten to death. His body was dumped in El Mahmoudeya Canal and several days later his family got a call from the morgue to come and identify the body.
At the end of the video, the uncle said:
Egypt was better off when it was occupied! Egyptians today are the hostages of the regime! Are those police officers were protectors or predators!
He also addressed the president saying:
You are fast asleep and you don't know how messed up things have become; but I am sure you know how your government officials are behaving! You have no mercy! Your gang is running loose killing citizens and all you care about is the presidential chair. You are at war against your own people! Your gang will not protect you! If Egypt were invaded by some foreign country, they will run, and you will run, but we will stay and defend our country. This is our country and we want to be free from your occupation. When will you leave? When will Hosni Mubarak and his gang leave? When? We need a change! We need a drastic change away from this stagnant government!