State Secuirty must be totally out of its fuckin collective mind. Here is the update on the Philip Rizk abduction, recieved as an e-mail from Philip's sister:
Monday Feb. 9th 5:40 am
At 1:30am when we had just gone to bed
the doorbell rang. 5 plain clothed men and two in full riot gear and
machine guns stood outside our door. They wanted to enter to search the
house. We found out that they were looking for evidence against Philip.
Two men entered and began searching through the papers of our home
office. In the meantime we contacted a German Embassy official and a
professor from AUC as well as some friends. They all came immediately
many others were awake and praying.
The police left but
returned soon after to ask my father to go with them and write up a
report about the fact that they had searched our home. Of course, we
did not trust them. Then they insisted to pass by his office where they
would continue the search. In the meantime Amnesty International had
contacted us and an wonderful lawyer arrived just in time to firmly
tell the secret police that they could not take any further actions
without a police warrant. We closed and locked the front door and
settled in to see what would happen next. The secret police was waiting
downstairs for orders that never came. At 5a.m. they finally left.
So, as a recap: They arrested the kid without a charge, kept him arrested for three nights, came to his family's house at 1:30 am to search it without a warrant. When they found nothing they tried to take the father as well. Finally stopped at 5 in the morning and left. Wow, nonviolence activism scares them that much, huh?
My thoughts and prayers are with them. Yours should be too!