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تبرير عنصرى لعنصرية كتابة الديانة فى البطايق الشخصية

و أنا بقرا الخبر ده عالنت, ”تشييع جثامين 19 من شهداء الثورة مجهولي الهوية“ إفتكرت لما واحد كان لسه مخلص التجنيد الإجبارى بتاعه كان بيحكيلى على حاجات من اللى إتعلمها فى الجيش. لما أنا سألته إنهم فى الجيش بيتعلمو الشجاعة, رد عليا بالنفى, و أكدلى إنهم بيتعلمو الجبن, و حتى قاللى على مثل إتعلمه فى التجنيد, ”وطّى تعدّى“, و ده بيفكرنى بأغنية رامى عصام, ”طاطى راسك, إنت فى وطن ديموقراطى“… ما علينا. المهم, اللى كان لسه مخلص تجنيده كان بيقوللى إنه إتعلم فى الجيش إن لازم ديانة المصريين تتكتب فى بطايقهم الشخصية عشان لو إتقتلو, نقدر نقرر ندفنهم مع المسلمين ولا مع المسيحيين, عشان مافيش مسلمين بيندفنو مع غير مسلمين, و ده بسبب إن المسلمين اللى مش بيندفنو مع مسلمين مش بيخشو الجنة. كمان قاللى إنهم فى الجيش كانو بيلبسو سلسلة أو حاجة فى إيديهم (مش فاكر بالظبط) عليها معدن, مش بيسيح لو حصل إنفجار, بيميز المسلم عن المسيحى, عشان لو حد مات منهم يعرفو يدفنوه مع المسلمين ولا لأ.
نيجى بقى لحالة المجهولين اللى ماتو فى ثورة 25 يناير. إشعرفهم إن كلهم مسلمين عشان يصلو عليهم فى جامع السيدة نفسية؟ مش المفروض بيتصلى على المسلمين بس؟ و كمان مش المفروض المسلمين بيندفنو مع المسلمين بس؟ ولا هما إعتبروهم مسلمين, على أساس إن فى مصر المسلمين هما الأغلبية و إن الإسلام هو الدين الرسمى للدولة؟ طيب, إفرض حد فيهم (أو كلهم) ماطلعوش مسلمين, هيبقى ايه العمل دلوقتى؟
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Maikel Nabil Writes from Prison: The Military Judicature… An Execution Battalion

The original article was posted at Free Maikel Nabil Sanad in Arabic and is also posted in English

* The first time I described the Military Judicature as an execution battalion was on March, 2010, at the time of the trial of the blogger Ahmed Mostafa, charged with the same charge of mine, “publishing false information intending to offend the reputation of the military establishment”… I described it as such based on noticing that since July 1952 coup d’état and till Ahmed Mostafa trial, we haven’t heard of someone militarily tried and was ruled to be “not-guilty”. The “not-guilty” isn’t of the included options available to the Military Judicature… I described it as an execution battalion and not an inquisition, because the inquisition inspects your life to find something to punish you on, while the execution battalion doesn’t need to search for a reason for punishment, it is capable of making-up for you the evidence and all the procedures end for the sake of carrying out its sacred mission, “filtrating enemies”.
* The judge who judged me, or more precisely, “who pronounced the judgment against me” considering that the judgment was issued of higher authorities… With that judge, during the discussion regarding the details of my case, we were subjected to the story of the girls who were arrested at Tahrir, then they were subjected to a compulsory virginity check in the military prison… That Military Judicature said that the girls told him that the military prison really did that, then the judge continued saying that he pitied on them so he ruled for a suspended one year sentence for each one of them! Pity and mercy in the custom of the military judge isn’t the “not-guilty” ruling and not transferring the military prison administration to trial, but admonishing the victims and insulting them. No wonder about that, because that’s the natural role of the Military Judicature as an execution battalion.
* I had sent complaints to the Military Prosecutor, twice, because of violations of individuals of the armed forces against me… The first one was on November, 2010, after I was kidnapped by the hands of the military police from my home and insulted in front of my neighbors, the second was because of arresting me on the 4th of February and assaulting me by hitting and sexually harassing me by the hands of the military police and the Intelligence… In both cases, the Military Prosecution didn’t call for me to open an investigation regarding the complaints, but the first letter (regarding the incident of November, 2010) was sent back to me, although it was received and with the military post stamps… But, what’s tearfully laughable is that I sent the second complaint against the Intelligence on the 22nd of February, 2011, so it reached the Military Prosecutor 3 days later, on the 25th of February, 2011. Instead of the Military Prosecutor ordering for an investigation with Intelligence Military Officers regarding my accusation of them, he issued on the same day (25th of February, 2011) a Prosecution permission for the Intelligence to monitor my blog preparing for my trial.
* My trial included also many scandalous things… As an example, I was investigated by a Military Prosecution then by a Military Judge, both of them can’t speak English and don’t have any knowledge about the internet. They are required to judge in an electronic publishing case… Undoubtedly, a futile epic, as to mention, the judge confused the internet with Facebook and he didn’t realize the difference between both… Salutations to justice!
* Also, the trial was fast, journalists and media professionals were banned from attending the hearing sessions, many lawyers were banned from entering the military court, my defense wasn’t allowed to copy the case file except before the pleading by 48 hours, later I discovered that they were given a summarized version of the investigations (2 pages) while my investigations before the Military Prosecutor were in about 20 pages… So, how could the defense plead in a case they don’t know its details? Isn’t that a violation of my right to defend myself and my right to a fair trial?
* The Military Prosecution Investigator (or more precisely, the Military Prosecutor) was discussing with me subjects he doesn’t have the right to discuss in an official investigation; such as, he was investigating with me in my stance regarding the constitutional amendments committee headed by Tarek El-Beshri, as well as, if I had refused these amendments (is refusing the amendments a crime?), also, if the Israelis loved me (is it a crime to be loved by foreign people?), also, about my relationship with my father and family, in addition to my religious belief and if I were a Christian or irreligious. I have a long series of subjects which made me feel that I’m in an inquisition and not in an official investigation in a state of law.
    The investigator himself had several ready-made charges against me. He showed me a document indicating that I swear-worded [the Field Marshal] Tantawi, but he told me that he won’t include that point with the charges… Then, he told me that investigations of the Military Intelligence confirms that I’m irreligious and that being irreligious is something that leads to a disorder in the society which violates the law and requires the investigation but he also won’t add that charge to my case file… Just imagine how was my feeling when I saw the Military Prosecution owning several ready-made charges against me and it chooses for me in accordance with the liking and the instructions!
* The judge, who pronounced the judgment against me, refused to allow me to get witnesses to support me in my case… The army accused me of promoting rumors, but when I requested eyewitnesses confirming that these published news are events which really happened and not rumors, the judge refused to allow me to get those witnesses to prove I’m not-guilty… Moreover, he allowed one witness in my case who is the officer in charge of my file in the Military Intelligence and he was also the one to make my case file, but the judge called for him as a technical expert, while the rules of logic and justice says that the technical expert must be a neutral party, not my enemy who made the case against me.
* My case included tens of other scandals which take longer talk than I can do here, in which I would reveal whenever I’d be able to… But, in the end, I want to tell my readers that throughout the period of the trial, I was smiling, enjoying the theatrical play being played in front of me; because I realize that I’m not in a trial from the first place and that the judge had been already issued on me. I enjoyed following the supernumerary actors while performing their roles and I know that the true stars of the play are sitting in their offices at Obba Bridge (Kobri El-Obba).
                                                                                          Marg General prison – Qalyubia
                                                                                          30/5/2011
                                                                                          Experimental Ward – 18th cell

Maikel Nabil Writes from Prison: Offending a Whore’s Reputation

The original article was posted at Free Maikel Nabil Sanad in Arabic and is also posted in English

      Yesterday, the prison department sent me a delegate to inform me about the ratification of the sentence against me of the military court to 3 years, charged with offending the military establishment reputation.
At that time, I felt for the thousand time with the farce of the reputation of the whore… I felt that I was accused of offending a whore’s reputation, despite that the whore offends herself and her reputation by her whoring. Because, it’s normal that the individual reaps the fruits of his work, so it’s normal that the whore has a reputation similar to her acts… So, how does the whore sue me for the charge of offending her reputation, when her whoring was what offended her and not me?
The army also does the same thing… The army finds nothing disgraceful in kidnapping activists from their homes. No problem for it to break-up by force peaceful sit-ins. It doesn’t feel guilty making compulsory virginity checks to innocent female revolutionaries who were prosecuted from Tahrir square. It doesn’t feel embarrassed when it gets one-third of the state budget (about 100 billion Egyptian pounds) despite Egypt’s passage through an economic crisis and that budget isn’t subjected to any kind of supervision, transparency or accountability. The army doesn’t have any sensitivity of prosecuting the revolution youth, torturing them, framing-up charges for them and unfairly militarily try them…
All of that in the eyes of the army are things which don’t offend the reputation of the military establishment, but when a youth activist publishes evidence documenting those violations, then that would be in the eyes of the army an offense deserving a revolt and deserves to occupy the time of the Military Intelligence, as well as to be considered by the “General Military Prosecutor” (not the Military Prosecution).
      The army became accustomed to giving itself and its men all types of legal immunity. The army lives on a huge arsenal of restrictive laws to civil liberties and rights, starting from the law banning publishing any information on the armed forces till the sections in the Penal Code which criminalizes offense for the reputation of the state establishments., till the Code of Military Justice which authorizes the Military Prosecution, the Military Police, the Military Intelligence and the Military Justice huge powers starting from prosecuting any Egyptian citizen, monitoring his communications and militarily try him. It can judge for his execution and that judge can’t be appealed or repealed before a civilian court… Above all of that, the militarists are not tried before a normal court, to reach the silly end that an army officer is tried before a colleague judge or a student. In the strangest futile manifestations in making the behaviors of militarists outside the frame of accountability.
What’s humorous is that all of these ways which fortify the militarists are a proof on their own that there is something (or many things) having a loathsome smell inside the military establishment… Christ had described the evil ones as “they liked the darkness because their acts were evil”, so it is natural that the virtuous and the uncorrupted welcome transparency and publicity because they haven’t done anything to be afraid of its exposure, whereas the military establishment by its insistence on not subjecting its budgets to parliamentary supervision or Central Accountability Agency, and that the weaponry deals don’t pass on the the parliament otherwise the General Prosecution would be authorized to inspect military areas, also the ones who were militarily tried won’t be tried again before a civilian judiciary; all of these restrictions confirm that there are behaviors and many practices which the military establishment fears to be exposed to the public opinion.
      Getting back to the charge of “offending the reputation of the armed forces”. It’s a silly humorous charge, we don’t hear about it in any democratic state owning armed forces and not armed gangs. In Israel, no one drew any charge to the crew of the film “Spirit of Shaked” despite that the film – which was aired on the Israeli TV – accused the Israeli army of committing a war crime (killing prisoners of war), whereas the law in Israel criminalizes publishing military secrets, but it doesn’t criminalizes exposing human rights violations, either the one who committed these violations were a civilian or a militarist. In the United States, we haven’t heard of anyone drawing charges on offending the reputation of the American army when the pictures of the American army violations were published in Abu Ghraib jail or Guantanamo prison at Cuba… I don’t know why is the Egyptian army sensitive to that extent on its reputation, more than the American or the Israeli army? But, this is the nature of things, the whore is always more violent defending herself, because the whore’s acts condemn her and she fears the talk about her acts, lest she would be condemned.
      In the bible, there was a story of pigs which were struck by madness, so they ran to throw themselves in the sea. The shepherds tried to prevent them, but they couldn’t. In the end, the pigs died… The army also does the same thing and it insists with foolish madness on antagonizing the people against it, opening the eyes on its wrong practices, it doesn’t listen to any kind of advices which warn it from running towards its end… In the end, we did what we have to do and what satisfies our consciences, the army has to reap the fruits of its acts.
                                                                                          Marg general prison
                                                                                          The Experimental Ward – 18th cell
                                                                                          23/5/2011
* Note: My usage for the term “whore” in that text doesn’t mean in any way that I’m against sexual liberties and doesn’t mean that I look down on sexually liberated individuals (males or females), but I’m surely against betrayal and I consider it whoring. Also, I expect that people accept the results of the behaviors which they choose.

So that we won’t Forget

The original article was posted at Tahrir Diaries blog; diaries under military rule in Arabic

Name

Age

Date of arrest

Notes

Amr Abdallah El-Beheiri

32 years old

Dawn of the 26th of February – Qasr Al-Eini street (Ophthalmic Palace)

5 years in prison – New Valley prison (El-Wadi El-Gedid)

Ahmed Hessein Ibrahim

27 years old

6th of March – Maadi

2 years in prison – Fayyoum prison

Ahmed Gaber Mahmoud, Ahmed Hassan Mohamed, Mohamed Amin Kamal

18 years old

Thursday the 3rd of February – Faisal

5 years in prison – New Valley prison (El-Wadi El-Gedid)

Mohamed Zaghloul Abdel Wakil Metawe`

25 years old

28th of January – Makram Ebeid street

5 years in prison – New Valley prison (El-Wadi El-Gedid)

Abo El-Maati Ahmed Hamed Abo El-Arab

22 years old

3rd of February – Tahrir square – Case 57/2011, Militarist Felonies, East

5 years in prison – New Valley prison (El-Wadi El-Gedid)

Mahmoud Mohamed El-Sayyed

9th of April – Case 426/2011 – Militarist Felonies, East

6 months

Mohamed Adel Ali Fawzi

23 years old

2/2011 Militarist Felonies

5 years in prison – New Valley prison (El-Wadi El-Gedid)

Maikel Nabil Sanad

25 years old

3 years in prison, for an article published on his blog – Marg prison

Also, other thousands of civilians tried militarily

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No for Oppression of Freedom.. The Military Council isn’t a Red Line.. The People are the Red Line (event; Tuesday, May 31 · 10:30am – 4:00pm) Hossam Hamalawy – Nabil Sharaf El-Din – Rim Maged – Sayyed Abdel Ati – Hossam El-Seweifi – the judges: Hassan El-Naggar – Alaa Shawki – Ashraf Neda… are all called for interrogation
Washington Post: Prominent Egyptian activist summoned for questioning over criticizing military on TV
Almasryalyoum: The Military Prosecutor calls for Rim Maged, Hamalawy and Sharaf El-Din and a demonstration for solidarity
Ahram Gate: Interrogation with 3 Heads of Courts for Charges of Offending the Court-Martial and Speaking with Media Without Permission
CNN: Egyptian general admits ‘virginity checks’ conducted on protesters Maikel Nabil Sand wrote about that on his blog and he’s imprisoned for it now!

Maikel Nabil Writes from Prison: About Bad Intention, I speak

The original article was posted at Free Maikel Nabil Sanad in Arabic and is also posted in English

The military court (and before it, the Military Prosecution and the Military Intelligence) have accused me of deliberately publishing rumors tarnishing the reputation of the military establishment… Then, after that, one of the members of the military council came out stating that I have a bad intention and that I intentionally meant to distort the army reputation… Those statements reminded me of the proverb which says, that if the speaker was sane then the listener is crazy, and vice versa of course. I had a concept about good and bad intention, I think it’s logical, however in the military custom it wasn’t logical.
– In the military custom, when I passed through the medical tests in my recruitment stages, then my heart pressure comes out as 140/90, then 135/45, then I get the title medically qualified **A**  that was a good intention and not intended to endanger my life.
– Also, in the military custom, when my recruitment form was replaced at Asyut recruiting area, to change my heart pressure record from 140/90 to 120/80, that was a good intention and not forgery in official papers.
When the militarist police kidnapped me from my home, past November, without official papers and insulted my in front of my neighbors, all of that was for sure a good intention.
– When the Morale Affairs launched a fierce campaign against me, broadcast on the official state TV, published reports in printed newspapers, the army units and the recruiting areas as well as lectures of the Military Education institute claimed rumors against me of the kind of I am a fag (sexually abnormal/homosexual), an agent and a traitor, all of that won’t be understood except in the framework of good intention.
– When one of the soldiers prevented me from heading to Tahrir square in the 4th of past February, tied me from the back to a tank, then handed me to an Intelligence element he hit me on my face then they handed me to the Intelligence group 75 to hit me and sexually harass me. The next day after my release they moved my father from his work residence. All of that was good intention from the armed forces.
– When I sent to the military prosecutor twice reports against violations of the military establishment against me. He didn’t investigate those reports and instead of that he interrogated me regarding those reports considered as rumors. All of that was a good intention of the armed forces.
When the Intelligence makes an opinion case for me, the officer responsible for my file in the Intelligence is the same one to make the interrogations, he’s the only witness in the case and the judge refuses to get other witnesses. All of that is, also, as a matter of the good intention.
– When the militarist police assaults protesters in the 25th of February, the 8th of March, the 8th of April and other times, attacking Maspero sit-in protestors despite their announcement for ending their protest. Also, when the General H.B. supervises personally the torturing of revolutionaries in the Egyptian museum and when the weapons were tucked to the revolutionaries and be submitted to military trials, as it happened with Amr Abdallah El-Beheiri, also when the virginity test was made for the female protesters who were arrested in Tahrir. All of that for sure is of the good intention of the armed forces.
Dear reader, I think that you realize well that I have a long list of the good-intention behaviors of the armed forces which are long mentioned… But, the aim of of this article is to say to the militarists: If that was the good intention in your philosophy, I’d be happy to have bad intention till death. That’s more honorable and better for me.
                                                                                                Marg General prison
                                                                                                11/5/2011

Israeli-Palestinian 1967 Borders Infeasibility

The 2-state solution based upon 1967-borders according to Obama speech isn’t feasible, because Israel won’t give away what they spent their lifetime building. Israel can only give away the places which they took by force which didn’t give compensation for. However, in order for our revolutions/uprisings in North Africa & Middle East to succeed we should only focus on our internal problems, because that was the reason enabling us to succeed in making Mubarak & Ben Ali fall. For that unfortunate reason, Obama speech is negative for the region, because it goes with the same direction of deviating North-Africans and Middle-Easterners from their internal problems toward the Israeli-Palestinian case. That deviation proved to be the greatest failure for the whole region!

Related report
• CNN: Netanyahu to Obama: No return to 1967 lines

Speaking on Ex-President has Become a Taboo Again!

After hearing about Mohamed Hasanein Heikal interrogation after his interview in the Egyptian newspaper, Ahram, even when he praised the Egyptian Supreme Council of Armed Forces, that didn’t intercede with him from informing that Mubarak has about 10 billion dollars.
Now, a chief editor of another newspaper with journalists were interrogated, too, because of publishing news about Mubarak intention to address the Egyptians and to be forgiven.
After knowing about both stories, I can connect the dots and say that the Supreme Council of Armed Forces has the intention to pardon Mubarak, so they didn’t want any information about his inflated illegal earning or any news to enlighten Egyptians about Mubarak’s reality.
Before that we also knew from news that Mubarak threatened that he if he would be interrogated that he holds information which can criminalize some people… It was quite apparent that he meant members of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, or specifically the field marshal Tantawi.

Related report
• Huffington Post: Egyptian Military Cracking Down On Journalists