See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

Egypt: Death of a Teenager in Police Station

Summer does not give life in general a slow motion tempo but also to the life on the blogosphere. However despite the heat and humidity in Cairo and busy beaches on the Mediterranean and the Red Sea in Egypt, bloggers keep us entertained with their amusing and interesting blog posts. In this week's round up from Egypt, Zeinobia is commenting on two stories hitting the headlines in Egypt these days about the Egyptian Judges Club disagreements with the Minister of Justice and the horrific death of a teenager in a police station. Justice for All is reacting to today's collapse of Minnesota Bridge. Missing Egypt who is on a visit to Cairo has an interesting social blog post about Egyptian family traditions. Free Kareem is reporting Reporters without Borders’ request to French President Nicolas Sarkozy regarding imprisoned blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman. Finally, Tark3at Keyboard is telling us about the new decision on internet subscription that angered Egyptians.

The Egyptian Judges’ Club and the Minister of Justice Row: Egyptian Chronicles in her blog post “When Amina Razek turns in to Nadia El-Genndy” she is taking the time to review the dilemma of the Egyptian Judges Club with the Minister of Justice. It is a problem that has been heightened with some press statements. Zeinobia in her elaborate post is not only describing the current relationship between the judges and the minister but also analyzing the problem.

New Nazis’ in Egypt’s Siwa Oasis: Zeinobia is also commenting on another horrific torture case that happen in a police station in the Northern coast of Egypt that led to the death of a teenager.

Minnesota Bridge collapse: Justice for All is expressing his shock to the collapse of Minnesota Bridge. He says “I couldn't help stop my tears from falling couldn't help stop my tears from falling.” He considers Minnesota his home as he lived there for sometime. He is in Cairo now but he is waiting for his friends to send him back when they read his blog post to assure him. Read more about his reaction to the collapse of the bridge here.

Egyptian Family Traditions: Missing Egypt is describing in a blog post Egyptian family traditions through her own personal experience. She has just returned from the United Kingdom for a visit to Cairo. In an interesting post, she is relating a very typical family scene that projects on the Egyptian culture.

France urged to link cooperation with Egypt to better respect human rights: Free Kareem is reporting that Reporters without Borders wrote to French President Nicolas Sarkozy asking him to intercede on behalf of imprisoned blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman and imprisoned journalist Abd al-Munim Gamal al Din Abd al-Munim when he receives a visit from his Egyptian counterpart, Hosni Mubarak, on 2 August.

Tark3at keyboard blog is reviewing and commenting on the new decision for DSL internet subscription in Egypt. “New Internet Subscription System Angers Egyptians” is the title of his blog post.

And with this blog post from Tark3at keyboard blog, I end this weekly round-up from Cairo. You all take care!

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site