Gaza Hamas supporters protest against Egypt ban Hamas supporters rallied in the Gaza Strip on Friday to protest against a Cairo court decision banning the Palestinian Islamist movement from operating in Eg…
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Deported from Egypt While en Route to Gaza with Women’s Delegation The women include Northern Ireland Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire, American human right campaigner Medea Benjamin, and Northern Ireland human rights advocate Anne Patterson. Image: At Cairo airport being deported and blacklisted as a women’s peace delegation bringing solar lanterns to the women in Gaza.
Worldcrunch.com / MADA MASR CAIRO — Political satirist Bassem Youssef and the El Bernameg team are three episodes into the latest season of their comic news show, currently airing on satellite channel MBC Masr after being unceremoniously booted off CBC last November. As a vegan in a nation of animal carcass enthusiasts, it warms my stony, plant-fuelled heart to report that Youssef shuns meat. He recently declared on Twitter that he has been a vegan for five months
On the night of March 3, 2014, co-founder of the peace group CODEPINK Medea Benjamin was on her way to Egypt to join an international delegation of women going to Gaza when she was detained by border police in the Cairo airport, held overnight in a cell, and then brutally tackled (her arm badly injured), handcuffed, and deported to Turkey. During her time in the detention cell she had access to a cell phone, from which she contacted colleagues at CODEPINK about the poor conditions of the cell and chronicled her ordeal via Twitter.
Prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah completed his 100th day in prison without trial today. Abd El Fattah was violently beaten up and arrested from his Cairo home on November 26 and accused of “organising a No to Military Trial for Civilians protest,” held two days prior to his arrest
Famous US Peace activist and co-founder of Code Pink Medea Benjamin was on her way to meet up international delegates in Cairo before going to a women’s conference in Gaza when she was detained and violently handcuffed without explanation by the Egyptian police, breaking her arm. Reporting on Twitter, she said: I’m being held in a jail at Cairo airport!!! — Medea Benjamin (@medeabenjamin) March 4, 2014 This is my cell in Cairo airport pic.twitter.com/ogIaXTvJvh — Medea Benjamin (@medeabenjamin) March 4, 2014 Only food for 5 women is dirty stale bread and dirty water pic.twitter.com/6YFwXm4KL0 — Medea Benjamin (@medeabenjamin) March 4, 2014 I’m supposed to go w women’s delegation to Gaza via Egypt but egyptians put me in jail at airport — Medea Benjamin (@medeabenjamin) March 4, 2014 Freezing in Cairo cell
Source: IRIN Country: Egypt HIGHLIGHTS New law makes protest ‘almost impossible’ Few calling for public accountability for current violence Potential for Brotherhood youth to become radicalized CAIRO, 5 March 2014 (IRIN) – The seven months since July’s overthrow of