- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On December 21, 2011
- 7 Comments
Today, thousands of women protested the Egyptian military’s brutality. Egyptian security forces have killed 14 people and injured more than 900 since Friday. One particular incident, which has enraged the world, is a video clip of Egyptian soldiers dragging a woman protester on the ground by her shirt, exposing her underwear, then clubbing and stomping on her body.
There are many other incidents of women protesters being beaten or dragged by their hair and molested whilst in custody.
In what appeared to be a response to the protest, Egypt’s military issued a statement in which they expressed ‘deep sorrow’ over the abuses, saying that those responsible have had legal measures taken against them. Yeah right…
Referring to a government archive building set alight during clashes an army advisor, retired general Abdel Moneim Kato, told al-Shorouk daily ‘Yet you worry about a vagrant who should be burnt in Hitler’s incinerators.’