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EU voices concern over Egyptian blogger's death
AFP ^ | Jun 28,2010

Posted on 06/28/2010 10:00:24 AM PDT by george76

The European Union on Monday expressed concern over the death of a 28-year-old man allegedly killed at the hands of Egyptian police, and called for an impartial inquiry into the matter.

"The EU Heads of Mission express their concern about the circumstances of the death of Khaled Said in Alexandria on 6 June," European ambassadors based in Cairo said in a joint statement.

According to witnesses, Said was killed when plainclothes policemen dragged him out of an Internet cafe and beat him to death on a busy Alexandria street.

Disturbing images of Said's battered and bruised face have appeared on social networking websites, sparking public outcry and condemnation from local and international rights groups.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; egyptianpolice; khaledsaid; said

1 posted on 06/28/2010 10:00:26 AM PDT by george76
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The European Union expressed concern..............what that that amount to?????

2 posted on 06/28/2010 10:06:14 AM PDT by RaginRak
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To: george76

What was he blogging about? Was his blogging the reason that he came to the attention of the police?

3 posted on 06/28/2010 10:11:53 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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the case of Khaled Said is tragically symbolic of everything that is wrong with the state of emergency under which Egyptians have been living for almost three decades.

The renewal of the state of emergency in May 2010 represents a decision to extend the Interior Ministry’s state of impunity.

4 posted on 06/28/2010 10:30:08 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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'Voicing concern' is their tour du force.

Their ace in the hole.

Their nuclear option.

5 posted on 06/28/2010 10:40:20 AM PDT by deadrock (Liberty is a bitch that needs to be bedded on a mattress of cadavers.)
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This story is reminescent of articles in late 2001 about how Dr. Zawahiri came out of prison a changed rabidly radicalized Islamist after being tortured in Egyptian prisons.

6 posted on 06/28/2010 10:50:32 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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Are they as much concerned about the persecuted Copts in Egypt? Er... Christianity has no voice in the UN. But the ROP certainly does.

7 posted on 06/28/2010 11:44:58 AM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's guaranteed road to destruction.)
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