More death by torture in Egypt’s jails

It seems clear that Youssef Abu Zuhri, the brother of a Hamas leader, was tortured to death in an Egyptian prison last week. If you want some gruesome proof, Zenobia is running photos that I am frankly too squeamish to embed.

My sympathies don’t lie with Hamas, but that has nothing to do with this. No matter what your ideology is you have to stand against beating people to death in prisons. It is simply savage. Sadly, this was not an isolated incident in Egypt. (And yes, I know that my own government has done the same. Let’s hope it’s stopped.)

Hossam asks the right question: “He’s neither a blogger nor secular… will the international human rights watchdogs, like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, demand an investigation into the death of Youssef Abu Zuhri in Mubarak’s Gulag?”

I hope so.  You can contact Amnesty here and Human Rights Watch here. Let them know that no one, not even an alleged “extremist” deserves this kind of treatment.


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