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FBI Joins Investigation of Prince County Police

Posted in Humanity, NEWS with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2010 by Mijiza Zeyzey

On March 3, a University of Maryland student was severely beaten by police and the incident was caught on video. Outrage of the video led to the suspension of at least one of the officers involved.

The incidence occurred during a basketball victory celebration. The student is seen skipping down the sidewalk when several officers approach on horseback. The officers  attack the student with clubs. At least three officers continue beating him after he is unconscious. Terrell Roberts, attorney for the student said on (CBS) The Early Show, that his client was told not to report his injuries.

Rich Wolf, FBI spokesman said that the video and all the events of the night are being reviewed. A Justice Department spokesman said they will also view it.

Peaceful Protesters Beaten in Cairo

Posted in Humanity, NEWS with tags , , , on April 9, 2010 by Mijiza Zeyzey

Over 90 protesters were arrested and beaten for demonstrating for political reform in Cairo, Egypt Tuesday. A 29 year government imposed state of emergency was at the heart of the protest.

Protesters gathered along the main points in Cairo and in a number of universities and were met by heavy security. Several arrests were made in Alexandria train station. Detainees were ordered to hand over cell phones and identification. Many were beaten, kicked, and threatened with knives by plain clothe security. Some were reported to be seriously injured.

Television and newspaper reporters were barred from covering the protest. Journalists’ and photographers’ equipment was confiscated.

Malcolm Smart, Middle East and North Africa Director of Amnesty International said, “The Egyptian authorities should demonstrate their commitment to human rights by allowing and protesting peaceful protests. This intimidation of opposition activists and government critics must end immediately.”