Thursday, August 20, 2015

In Egypt, the "disappeared" resurface on TV as terrorists

Flickr - HuTect ShOts - Masjid- Madrassa of Sultan Hassan مسجد ومدرسة السلطان حسن - Cairo - Egypt - 28 05 2010

(Reuters) Plainclothes Egyptian state security officers pounced on Suhayb Saad as he left a Cairo restaurant in June.

They blindfolded the activist and his two dining companions, a student and a photojournalist, and drove them away in a white minivan in what relatives and rights groups describe as enforced disappearances.

Five weeks later Saad, who officials said was lawfully arrested, appeared on television, looking dishevelled and weak and confessing to a role in what the military called a dangerous terrorist cell.

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