God - what does one need to do to keep people on topic.
Greek female media millionaires - what is this relevant to, except Wall Street.
Freedomhouse - who cares - it could be a center of crippled lesbian separatist leftism for all I care. Its not.
The issue is not bias or funding - but what is the consensus on what is happening in Egypt.
Here is some more 'stuff' - all communist/Rumsfeld rot:
The New Times has always claimed it has witnesses to Regini being arrested in the street and three sources to prove he was taken into detention.. Three Egyptian intelligence officials and three police sources told Reuters that Regeni was detained by police and transferred to a compound run by Homeland Security on the day his friends say he disappeared. http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/giu ... d29a2e8eb8
The government tried the gangster story (gangsters killed him) and claimed they arrested two gangsters and killed another four (or five if you count the driver a person unrelated to the others) associated with the murder. In March they arrested four relatives of the five dead ‘gangsters’. The police claimed the relatives had Regeni’s passport and wallet. Nothing seems to have resulted from these killings and arrests.
Even the killing of the gangsters story is falling apart with witnesses now saying they were unarmed painters killed by police with machine guns. The dead weren’t cleanskins but never robbers, thiefs or kidnappers. Tellingly, their relatives claim that the dead accused were in the Delta on the day Regeni disappeared. Why would robbers torture? Why would anyone believe this rot? http://www.voanews.com/a/killing-of-5-e ... 11435.html
The Italian media is now claiming that they ‘have obtained’ access to incriminating telephone records http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07 ... yptian-po/
- (maybe a helpful security service) and La Republica has published the name of an Egyptian high official, with a previous conviction for torture, (some say murder) who they believe responsible http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/giulio-regeni- ... re-1553429
. Whether that high official was part of the murder or is just part of the investigation – or both - gets a bit confusing. http://www.madamasr.com/news/officer-in ... ure-murder
. What is clear is that, following his conviction, he was promoted. He is now front and central in the Italian case and his past is not irrelevant.
The details of that historical case show the level of brutality, lies and cover-up prevalent at that time: ‘in September 1999, when he was a police lieutenant colonel (now a Major General) in the Montazah district of the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria.
He and three other officers were accused of torturing to death Farid Shawqi Abdel-Al, a man they had detained on suspicion of breaking into and robbing a house, according to court documents obtained by the AP and two lawyers who represented Abdel-Al-Tarek Khater, who works for the Human Rights Center for Assisting Prisoners, and Mahmoud Albakry Alafifi.
The accused officers claimed that during his arrest, Abdel-Al wrested away from them and beat his own head against a metal pole, threatening to commit suicide if they detained him, and later died of his injuries, according to the court documents.
A lower court first acquitted the four, but prosecutors appealed, and in January 2003 the cassation court ordered a retrial. In the second trial, the now Major General and two others were convicted and the fourth was acquitted. One of the three (the now Major General) was also convicted of falsifying records concerning the timing of his arrest to support their story.
Police officers forced the family to hurriedly bury the body under guard by security forces, according to prosecution documents. But prosecutors had the body disinterred and the autopsy found Abdel-Al had been beaten on his face with fists and a heavy object and was strangled by hand, the documents say.’ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/worl ... 126030.cms
He got a one year suspended sentence.
He was also on duty when Khaled Saeed, an Alexandrian youth who in 2010 was beaten to death by police outside a cafe. Police initially claimed that Saeed suffocated to death after trying to swallow drugs during his arrest — until photos emerged of his body showing his face brutally disfigured by beating.
The Italian reports are a lot more detailed than the English but quote anonymous sources.
There is also a vague smell in the early comments of his Cambridge supporters that he might have wandered off topic and looked into the al-Nahda Square and the Rabaa al-Adawiya Square ‘incidents’. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/ne ... ound-egypt
. That he was off agenda is confirmed by a union representative who spoke to him but won’t reveal the nature of his questions http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/details ... wt.twitter
. – although there was an earlier example of a witness who wanted to ‘help’ Egypt and reputable reports state that this person was a regular informer and had a dispute with Giulio about wanting a phone and overseas travel. Pure speculation, but these ‘incidents’ are still a very sensitive issue in Egypt. Reuters reports that he may have been investigation Army economic interests – also a sensitive issue. I
There is one report in the Italian version of La Repubblica that the president of the board of directors of the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, who was assisting the Regeni family, was arrested in April for ‘incitement to violence to overthrow the government, membership in a "terrorist" group, and promotion of 'terrorism'. http://www.repubblica.it/esteri/2016/04 ... 138506446/
. A garbled local report in translation is at: http://www.ec-rf.org/?p=1445
He has been released on bail in the past few days.
There is another agenda. To what extent are aliens monitored, what is the role of informers and what role does technology play (another post0. This case illustrates a number of points about the physical monitoring of aliens.
It’s a bit difficult to know to what level all, and I mean all, Europeans are monitored. In this case the admissions are striking: “I always found him (Regeni) at the Ahmed Hilmi market surrounded by lots of vendors, talking and laughing with them, and half the vendors are police informants.”…” Colonel Mamdouh Samir, the Shubra station chief, strenuously denies that Giulio visited the market. “Officers are always present there,” he said. “If he had gone to the market, I would have been personally informed.” General Bassem al-Shaarawi, the chief of the Azbakiya station, says virtually the same thing: “He did not come to the market or the station. We have cameras everywhere. For him to enter the station and us to conceal his entrance would be impossible.”
So this seems to mean that the police are aware of all Europeans visiting crowded markets. Really. Don't they have better things to do.
Could Egypt be so paranoid and so over-policed? In 2011 the Interior Ministry employed about 2,000,000 people but not all of those would have been employed in security/policing. http://time.com/4285659/giulio-regeni-i ... der-egypt/
. Of course there are other interpretations – including that the police brag in the press and overstate their capacity to monitor outsiders.
Do aliens in Egypt feel they are monitored? Well not on the beach or doing other 'touristic' things. Are there thousands of informants when westerners go 'off-agenda'?
Overall there is still a mystery. If he was a trouble maker - expel him. Why seize him and torture him? Maybe he knew something really sensitive?