Soldiers In The Shadows


by Chris Bodenner

In a report on the xenophobic tactics of the Mubarak regime, Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch further debunks the myth that the military has been neutral towards protesters:

One activist who was brutally beaten while being detained by the military from Friday until Sunday last week told me how an Army interrogator, who tortured him with electric shocks, was absolutely obsessed with saving the country from the foreign spies trying to ruin it.

(Photo: An Egyptian soldier stands guard on the roof of the parliament in Cairo on February 10, 2011 amid rumors that embattled President Hosni Mubarak appears to be on the brink of stepping down. By Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)