One by one

As we speak, Alaa, Manal, and Gamal Eid, the head of HR-Info are being held in the Dokki Police station, thanks to Judge Mourad. The asshole Judge filed an unsabstinated and malicious police report accusing them of insulting him in public, which isn;t true (hell, the man assaulted a blogger in front of the courtroom without provocation, something I saw with my own eyes). However, since they were called in for investigation, they have to be released by the police. In order to get released, a senior Officer needs to authorize their release, and not one was present. So, they transferred them to the Dokki Police station in order to find a senior officer to release them, only to find, you guessed it, no senior officer there to do it. This means that they may have to spend the night at the Dokki Police station until tomorrow comes and a senior Police Officer comes along and releases them. As Alaa put it in his latest text message, they "are in limbo"!

We are in for one hell of a year! 

Update: They are being moved now to the Giza secuirty department, and hopefully they will be released there! 

13 Comments on One by one

  1. John Cunningham
    April 4, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    I don’t understand these governments that hover over, pry into, scrutinize, bend you all over with rubber gloves on, why they don’t appreciate that at least it keeps everyone off the street.

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  2. Zvi
    April 4, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. And the kind of people who prosper most in authoritarian governments are those who prefer to be corrupted.

    This judge appears to use his position of authority to attack people who talk about his personal dishonesty. That’s individual corruption.

    In this case, the judge also involved the security forces, which cooperated willingly in this personal harassment of citizens by an official. If this is the typical pattern (as human rights groups allege) then this is more of a mafia than a government.

    What makes me shake my head the most is even more basic. There is a law against insulting government officials. That’s just… stupid. Poor sensitive officials – so weak that they can’t take a little public criticism… .

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  3. CEP
    April 4, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    Sheesh! I’m glad we don’t have a law against insulting officials–life would be very boring, and there would be nothing on TV!

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  4. Nasser
    April 4, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    [..]The asshole Judge filed an unsabstinated and malicious police report accusing them of insulting him in public[..]

    be careful son, you have just gave them a pretty good reason to prosecute you

    edit off this insult you directed to the judge or you will have to put on the “Sheikh Yerbouti” disguise for the next 10 years

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  5. Nasser
    April 4, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    “The asshole Judge filed an unsabstinated and malicious police report accusing them of insulting him in public”

    be careful son, you have just gave them a pretty good reason to prosecute you

    edit off this insult you directed to the judge or you will have to put on the “Sheikh Yerbouti” disguise for the next 10 years

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  6. Anna
    April 4, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    Lol:)
    Glad to hear your grandmother is doing well, your family is in my prayers

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  7. Red Tulips
    April 5, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    Given I know Alaa supports the Muslim Brotherhood and supports the murder of innocent Israelis…

    To be frank, I honestly do not care what happens to him.

    But I hope that the others are freed expedititiously.

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  8. dick
    April 5, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    Awful, awful, awful.

    It’s an amazing level of corruption when a judge can publicly use officers of the law to harass people who criticize him. And when the law itself permits him to do so, because insulting government officials is illegal.

    Keep your head down, mr. monkey. Better, perhaps, not to call the guy an asshole in public. You can bet we’re all calling him that, whether or not you point it out to us.

    Brave of you to stand and be counted, though.

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  9. mikek
    April 5, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    Sandmonkey, you should check out the May issue of the Atlantic Monthly. It turns out that Saudi is the gayest country on earth.

    Rule 8 of the APU: You can have sex with men and boys but that does not mean you are gay. From A.M.: “I asked him whether he was gay, and he responded, “No! A gay is against the norm. Anybody can be a top, but only a gay can be a bottom.” He added, “The worst thing is to be a bottom.”

    LMAO at how Saudi is gayer than San Francisco.

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  10. MP
    April 6, 2007 at 2:29 am

    They are on their way to get you… Got that secret underground escape route dug out yet, cuz you’re gunna need it.

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  11. Yael
    April 8, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    Please keep us updated on what is happening. Again. Unbelievable. Or, well not, but ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.

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