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Rights group suggests communal police to end violence

Rights group suggests communal police to end violence | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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The New World Foundation for Development and Human Rights has advised Egypt's government to form a "communal police" to contain deteriorating security conditions. 

Waves of violence have swept the Middle East's most populous country in recent weeks with protesters and forces clashing across the country and strikes and civil disobedience continuing in several locations. 

The violent confrontations have left tens dead and wounded as the police apparatus fails to control the situation. 

The foundation explained that a communal police would not replace the police apparatus but help curb the violence and reduce the tension between civilians and the police. 

It added that other countries, where the police force could not be trusted due to its ill reputation that is marred by torture and oppression, had implemented this system as it was challenging to recover the force. 

It suggested for the government to train fresh graduates of law and other related majors for six months and spread them across the country to monitor daily security issues. 

 

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EGYPTE: Corrompue et brutale, la police haïe des Egyptiens

EGYPTE: Corrompue et brutale, la police haïe des Egyptiens | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

L'arrivée au pouvoir de Mohammed Morsi laissait envisager un changement au sein de la police mais celui-ci n'a pas été capable de mettre en œuvre les réformes attendues. D'autant que cette institution a longtemps été en charge de la répression des Frères musulmans, ce qui s'est traduit par un refus des policiers d'obéir à un régime dirigé par un islamiste.

La détestation de la police est en effet une des rares choses à faire consensus parmi les Egyptiens. De notre correspondant en Egypte.

Le 9 mars était attendu avec inquiétude en Egypte. C'est ce jour qu'était en effet prévue la seconde partie du verdict du massacre de Port-Saïd, celle concernant les policiers. Le 26 janvier dernier, les juges avaient déjà condamnés à mort 21 Port-Saïdiens, accusés d'avoir pris part au meurtre de supporteurs du club d'Al Ahly. S'en étaient suivis plusieurs jours sanglants dans la cité portuaire, 43 personnes avaient perdu la vie dans des affrontements avec la police. Hier, les 21 condamnations ont été confirmées et seuls deux policiers -sur les neuf accusés- ont écopé de peines de prison. Les journalistes avaient anticipé cette clémence relative à l'égard des forces de l'ordre et s'étaient rassemblés à Port-Saïd. Mais c'est cette fois au Caire que les incidents les plus violents ont éclatés, trois personnes dont un enfant ont péri dans des heurts entre manifestants et policiers.

A Port-Saïd, malgré une tension réelle, les choses sont restées plutôt calmes, l'armée est parvenue à canaliser la colère des habitants qui ont tenté de bloquer le trafic fluvial sur le canal de Suez. Le fait que ce soient les militaires, et non les policiers, qui assurent la sécurité de la ville est sans doute une des principales raisons pour lesquelles les choses n'ont pas dégénéré.

 

La détestation de la police est en effet une des rares choses à faire consensus parmi les Egyptiens et le malaise s'amplifie de jour en jour. A Port-Saïd, après trois jours d'affrontements la semaine passée, les policiers ont entièrement déserté la ville, chassés par les manifestants réclamant un coup d'Etat militaire. Nouvelle illustration, hier, au Caire, où le premier bâtiment incendié à été le club de la police, dans le quartier de Zamalek.

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Cette haine n'est pas récente et s'était pleinement exprimée au moment de la révolution. Comme la semaine passée à Port-Saïd, l'armée avait déjà à l'époque joué le rôle de médiateur entre les manifestants et les policiers, incarnation du régime, de sa brutalité et de son arbitraire, hier comme aujourd'hui. Outre la corruption qui la gangrène, la police égyptienne pâtit d'un manque évident de formation, notamment en matière de maintien de l'ordre.

Ce sont pour la plupart des conscrits, payés 300 livres égyptiennes par mois (35 euros) qui sont chargés d'assurer l'ordre lors des manifestations.

Et les rassemblements d'ampleur n'étaient pas du tout fréquents du temps de la dictature d'Hosni Moubarak. Sur ces deux dernières années, plusieurs cas de bavures ont attisé la défiance, de la femme au soutien gorge bleu battue par la police militaire en décembre 2011, au récent passage à tabac d'un homme dénudé par des forces de l'ordre le mois dernier.

Réformes au point mort

L'arrivée au pouvoir de Mohammed Morsi laissait envisager un changement au sein de la police mais celui-ci n'a pas été capable de mettre en œuvre les réformes attendues.

 

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Le malaise s'amplifie entre policiers et Egyptiens

Le malaise s'amplifie entre policiers et Egyptiens | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Le 9 mars était attendu avec inquiétude en Egypte. C'est ce jour qu'était en effet prévue la seconde partie du verdict du massacre de Port-Saïd, celle concernant les policiers. Le 26 janvier dernier, les juges avaient déjà condamnés à mort 21 Port-Saïdiens, accusés d'avoir pris part au meurtre de supporteurs du club d'Al Ahly. S'en étaient suivis plusieurs jours sanglants dans la cité portuaire, 43 personnes avaient perdu la vie dans des affrontements avec la police. Hier, les 21 condamnations ont été confirmées et seuls deux policiers -sur les neuf accusés- ont écopé de peines de prison. Les journalistes avaient anticipé cette clémence relative à l'égard des forces de l'ordre et s'étaient rassemblés à Port-Saïd. Mais c'est cette fois au Caire que les incidents les plus violents ont éclatés, trois personnes dont un enfant ont péri dans des heurts entre manifestants et policiers.

A Port-Saïd, malgré une tension réelle, les choses sont restées plutôt calmes, l'armée est parvenue à canaliser la colère des habitants qui ont tenté de bloquer le trafic fluvial sur le canal de Suez. Le fait que ce soient les militaires, et non les policiers, qui assurent la sécurité de la ville est sans doute une des principales raisons pour lesquelles les choses n'ont pas dégénéré. La détestation de la police est en effet une des rares choses à faire consensus parmi les Egyptiens et le malaise s'amplifie de jour en jour. A Port-Saïd, après trois jours d'affrontements la semaine passée, les policiers ont entièrement déserté la ville, chassés par les manifestants réclamant un coup d'Etat militaire. Nouvelle illustration, hier, au Caire, où le premier bâtiment incendié à été le club de la police, dans le quartier de Zamalek.

Marwan Chahine - Le Nouvel Observateur


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FJP: We adopt police demands

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Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) said on Saturday that the main mission of the police is to maintain security for the people, stressing that it rejects any assault on the police or attempt to politicize it. 

The political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood said in a statement issued on Saturday that the police belong to the people of Egypt, it should not stand with one party against the other. 

Police officers are striking in different governorates of Egypt, denouncing the policies of the Interior Ministry that pushes them into political confrontations that they have no relation to. 
The police officers demand sacking the Interior Minister and providing them with better protection through armoring them with weapons to defend themselves against the dangers they are subject to.

They also demand being granted an immunity, like judges. 

The police officers threaten an escalation if their demands are not met. 

FJP said that it adopts the demands of the police in order to enable it perform its tasks and that it supports bettering the circumstances of police officers so that they can maintain their national role.

The Party pointed to the necessity of equipping the police so that it can protect installations and enforce the law, with an emphasis on shielding human rights. 

The Brotherhood's Party said that those who attack police stations and security directorates are the ones who want to drag Egypt into chaos. It blamed those who adopt violence as a political cover for the absence of the police from the streets. 

FJP stressed that the right to peaceful demonstrations does not mean assaulting police stations or public and private property. 

 

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Egypte: grève dans les rangs de la police

Egypte: grève dans les rangs de la police | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

VIDEO Euronews

 

Exaspération dans les rangs de la police en Egypte. Elle a mené une grève sans précédent à travers le pays ce vendredi. Des policiers ont manifesté devant leur commissariat. “Nous demandons que le ministre de l’Intérieur soit licencié et que les membres de notre police soient armés. Ce matin, un de nos collègues a été atttaqué et il a été victime de vol et a été frappé, alors qu’il portait un uniforme”, déplorait un des manifestants.
Pour tenter d’apaiser les tensions, le ministre de l’Intérieur a limogé le chef de la police anti-émeute et nommé un nouveau chef ce vendredi, selon l’agence officielle Mena.

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Army 'won't perform police duties' in Port Said: Egypt military spokesman

Earlier the same day, police forces withdrew from the restive canal city, including from the local security directorate, around which sporadic clashes between anti-government protesters and police have recently taken place.

 

Ali went on to say that Port Said residents had begun to form 'popular committees' to clean up the city in the wake of the clashes and provide security in conjunction with the armed forces.

 

According to Ahram Online's Simon Hanna in Port Said, police officers have completely disappeared from the streets of the city on Friday.

 

Military police personnel have been directing traffic alongside civilians, Hanna said.

 

"We extend our thanks to the people of Port Said for cooperating with the Second Army and for their efforts to secure and stabilise the city," Ali said.   


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Army takes over Port Said security directorate as police withdraw

The commander of the Second Army Zone Brigadier General Mohamed Wassefy went to the security directorate and spoke with the crowd, including the families of the martyrs fallen lately in Port Said.

 

Speaking to the amassed people, Brigadier General Wassefy announced that the police had withdrawn and asked the people to help the army secure and clean the area.

 

Some citizens began to clean around the security directorates where there had been clashes in the past few days while others began cheering for the army.

 

Our reporter in Port Said stated that in general people are happy that the army is taking the place of the police but some Port Said activists expressed their concerns regarding what could have happen tomorrow after the verdict of the Port Said stadium clashes trial.

 

Soon after the announcement, hundreds of citizens began to flock to Miriam mosque where the funerals of both Karim Atout and Ahmed Galal, the protesters who been killed by live ammunition in the clashes in the past few days, are being held.


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Seven Central Security camps shut down Cairo

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Egypt Independent 

Strikes continued in sectors of the Interior Ministry, as seven Central Security camps were shut down on Friday, along with the closure of a number of police stations across the country, a security source at Cairo Security Directorate said.

The camps of Darrasa, Basatin, Nasser, Abou Bakr, Marg, Fath and Helwan were closed, while work has continued as usual in the camps of Ahmed Shawky and Kamal.

The website of state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported that Ashraf Abdallah, a senior police official with Central Security, met on Thursday with leaders of the Central Security camps, and agreed to meet with their demands. The results of the meeting, according to Al-Ahram, should be announced Friday.

Strikes started in Cairo on Thursday in some police stations and Central Security camps, taking a stand against being dragged into political conflict, and objecting to the poor safety measures, notably not being sufficiently armed.

The first of the CSF sit-ins began in the Delta city of Mansoura Tuesday and spread to Suez Canal cities Wednesday, when CSF officers rejected orders to deploy to Port Said to provide backup for security forces that began clashing with anti-government protesters Sunday.

On Thursday, the CSF refused to work for a second day at a base outside Ismailia demanding more arms and also calling for the resignation of the current Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim. Police officers also closed more than 30 police stations to protest the way Ibrahim is managing the ministry.

These moves come after strikes in mid-February that petered out. After a number of police personnel were killed or injured during clashes in several Egyptian governorates, police have started reiterating their demands with renewed vigor.

Three police officers were killed in clashes between protestors and police and Port Said.

 

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Dozens protest release of policeman charged with running over protester

Dozens protest release of policeman charged with running over protester | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Dozens of people rallied in Talaat Harb Square earlier Thursday to protest the release of Mohamed Saqr, a low-ranking policeman charged with running over a protester, Hossam Abdallah, in Mansoura, on a bail of LE5,000.

The protesters chanted against the Interior Ministry and raised banners with the photos of former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, who is currently in prison, and current Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim next to each other.

Saqr was ordered arrested Monday for four days pending investigations.

Saqr was originally ordered detained for a further 15 days pending investigations, but the Daqahlia Security Directorate requested the cancellation of the decision after policemen and Central Security Forces announced a sit-in inside their camp to protest the decision.

The concerned court examined the request and decided to release Saqr on bail.

Anti-riot police in Daqahlia had fired tear gas Friday to prevent protesters from attacking the governorate headquarters, and during the clashes, a police vehicle ran over Abdallah, while another person was killed by live bullets.

Abdallah was watching a demonstration against President Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood when he was killed Friday.

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In Post-Revolution Egypt, Fears Of Police Abuse Deepening

In Post-Revolution Egypt, Fears Of Police Abuse Deepening | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Widespread police brutality under Hosni Mubarak helped fuel the uprising of 2011. But two years later, many say the police have begun to act like armed gangs, meting out collective punishment in restive areas.

(...)

The police were all-powerful under Mubarak, and their widespread brutalities provided fuel for the uprising. But two years after the revolt, there's been no reform, and in fact the abuse has only worsened, says Karim Medhat Ennarah of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.

"The police are ... not acting as a law enforcement agency — not that it's ever been a professional law enforcement agency — but it's acting like an armed gang or a militia with their own interests that they're trying to protect," he says.

Ennarah has documented police abuse since the revolution. In just the past few months, he says, more than 60 people have been killed in clashes with the police. (NPR)

 

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Security source: More than 30 police stations closed in past few hours

Security source: More than 30 police stations closed in past few hours | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Al-Masry Al-YoumMENA 

Police officers closed more than 30 police stations in the past few hours to protest the way Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim is running the ministry, a senior security source at the Interior Ministry said Thursday, state news agency MENA reported.

The source said in a press statement that police stations in Cairo, Giza, Ismailia, Port Said, Minya, Sohag, Daqahlia, Gharbiya, Sharqiya and Alexandria closed their doors, and many Central Security Forces departments went on strike nationwide.

Security leaders are reviewing the officers’ demands and trying to convince them to return to work, the source said, according to MENA.

Six police stations closed Thursday in Cairo and Giza in solidarity with the strikes in other governorates, according to Al-Masry Al-Youm. The Qasr al-Nil, Old Cairo, Matareya, Nasr City, Shorouk and Dokki police stations all shut their doors.

Police officers said they would continue to protest until the minister decides they are properly armed to face riots.Officers also demanded Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim’s dismissal.

Many policemen have died in clashes with protesters, and they say they were not armed to defend themselves.

Police in Alexandria shut down the security directorate’s gate and held banners that read “Leave, Brotherhood minister” and “The police is in the service of the people, not killers.”

In Media Production City in 6th of October, dozens of police officers demanded a law to protect them from repeated attacks by anti-government protests, and called for equal wages for police officers of all ranks.

Central Security Forces in the Suez Canal and Delta cities, which account for one-fifth of the CSF's overall forces, have continued their sit-ins and refused to carry out any of their normal activities.

The first of the CSF sit-ins began in the Delta city of Mansoura Tuesday and spread to Suez Canal cities Wednesday, when CSF officers rejected orders to deploy to Port Said to provide backup for security forces that began clashing with anti-government protesters Sunday.

Members of the CSF and other security forces participating in the sit-ins say that they do not want to be involved in handling security incidents in Tahrir Square. The police force in charge of securing the president’s home in Sharqiya also refused to carry out its work Thursday.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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La grève des policiers se poursuit en Égypte

La grève des policiers se poursuit en Égypte | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Des milliers de policiers en grève partout en Égypte ont refusé de retourner au travail jeudi, pour protester contre ce qu'ils qualifient de politisation des forces en faveur des Frères musulmans, dont le président Mohamed Morsi est issu.

Au Caire, des douzaines de policiers ont bloqué l'entrée d'un des principaux postes de police de la ville et ont exprimé leur colère envers les politiques de M. Morsi. D'autres se sont regroupés devant le domicile de M. Morsi à Zagazig, au nord-est de la capitale.

La grève, qui en était à sa quatrième journée, représente une rare occasion où des policiers défient les ordres de leurs supérieurs. Le mouvement menace d'affaiblir les forces de sécurité égyptiennes, déjà ébranlées par deux années de troubles à la suite du renversement du président Hosni Moubarak.

Les policiers protestent entre autres contre la possibilité d'être jugés devant un tribunal militaire et se plaignent que les lois ne les protègent pas quand ils doivent remplir leurs fonctions.

Mentionnons que pendant des décennies, la police égyptienne a ciblé les Frères musulmans et d'autres groupes islamistes considérés comme illégaux.

Jeudi, le ministère de l'Intérieur a déclaré dans un communiqué qu'il se tenait à distance égale de tous les partis et que le ministre était objectif dans ses décisions.

Cette grève survient quelques jours seulement avant qu'une cour ne rende son verdict contre des accusés qui se sont retrouvés devant la justice à la suite d'une émeute qui a fait 74 victimes à Port-Saïd. Neuf membres des forces de sécurité font partie des 73 accusés dans ce dossier. (Radio-Canada)

 

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In Post-Revolution Egypt, Fears Of Police Abuse Deepening : NPR

In Post-Revolution Egypt, Fears Of Police Abuse Deepening : NPR | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Widespread police brutality under Hosni Mubarak helped fuel the uprising of 2011. But two years later, many say the police have begun to act like armed gangs, meting out collective punishment in restive areas.

Egypt's police force was the underpinning of former President Hosni Mubarak's iron-fisted regime, and it quickly became the enemy of Egypt's 2011 revolution.

Yet there has been little to no reform of the police force to date. Human rights groups say the police have begun to act like armed gangs, laying down collective punishment in restive areas across the country. But the police say they are the victims, under constant attack by anti-government protesters.

On Feb. 16, a young policeman named Hesham Taema was shot and killed as he responded to an armed dispute in Beni Suef, a city of more than 200,000 people in the Nile Valley south of Cairo. But the man accused of killing the police officer was not arrested.

 

Instead, Hossam Abol Regal was punished brutally and publicly.

Mourners from the policeman's funeral grabbed Abol Regal off the street. A mix of gun-toting policemen and relatives of the victim beat him unconscious, stripped him and put him on top of a truck. He was then driven through the main streets of Beni Suef as a warning against cop killers.

All of it was caught on video, and all of it happened in front of top officials in the province, witnesses say, and not one tried to stop it.

Later, Abol Regal's family and friends stormed the hospital where he was being treated and took him away.

Signs Of Collective Punishment

The police were all powerful under Mubarak, and their widespread brutalities provided fuel for the uprising. But two years after the revolt, there's been no reform, and in fact the abuse has only worsened, says Karim Medhat Ennarah of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.

"The police are ... not acting as a law enforcement agency — not that it's ever been a professional law enforcement agency — but it's acting like an armed gang or a militia with their own interests that they're trying to protect," he says.

 

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Egypte. La police fait grève pour dénoncer son instrumentalisation

Egypte. La police fait grève pour dénoncer son instrumentalisation | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Les policiers se sentent détestés par leurs concitoyens, qui leur reprochent un usage excessif de la force, alors qu'ils assurent simplement respecter les consignes.
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Egypt's Police Strike and the Need for Reform

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A long-brewing battle within Egypt’s ministry of interior has culminated into a potentially indefinite countrywide strike by police officers. The build up to this massive breakdown in the command and control structure inside the government’s primary security apparatus began as a few scattered protests across the different governorates of Egypt. Some of the police conscripts voiced outrage at inadequate pay; others protested the ministry’s unwillingness to reinstate bearded policemen – dismissed for refusing to abide by the traditional policy of remaining clean shaven – despite an administrative court ruling in their favor; and yet others demand arms and better equipment to control the streets. The call that resonated the most among the officers, however, entails protesting the perceived injustice of President Mohammed Morsi’s use of the police as political pawns in Egypt’s current power struggle. (...)

The deteriorating situation, and potentially the largest police strike since 1986, add to an already heightened anxiety over Egypt’s fragile transition. Army intervention in Port Said arises against a backdrop of limited but increasing calls for the military’s return to power. With the experience of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) still fresh in his mind, it seems highly unlikely that the head of Egypt’s military, General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, would be eager to take on a political role. But neither would he want the streets to devolve into complete chaos. With the parliamentary elections timetable set back considerably by the administrative court’s ruling on the elections, an army takeover would take Egypt back to square one in its transition – an option few would support. Given this context, it seems reasonable that Sisi would pressure Morsi into conceding to at least some of the demands of striking police officers. The changing leadership in parts of the security apparatus and a possible replacement of the minister of interior may seem disruptive, but a small price to pay for both Morsi and Sisi compared to the alternative scenario. (...)

The roots of this crisis, however, remain in Morsi’s inability and apparent unwillingness to tackle the bureaucratic monster that is the interior ministry. His repeated statements praising the police during times of crisis, his administration’s promise to provide arms, and denial of torture claims show a preference to co-opt the system before any attempt to reform it. But that remains only part of the picture. Morsi and his Islamist allies’ political majoritarianism has polarized the country to the point of violence. The ministry itself recognizes the need for a political solution to Egypt’s current crisis to help fix its security woes.

Despite the potentially massive security vacuum that a police withdrawal portends, the police strike offers a unique opportunity for more than just cosmetic changes to the ministry of interior. Morsi, rather than relying on a policy of appeasement and containment, must take this opportunity to evaluate options for systemic restructuring of the security apparatus. Morsi must stop betting on the pre-existing Mubarak-era dynamic to support his administration and start relying on the aspirations of the revolutionaries for a just, balanced, structure that balances liberty with security.

(Tarek Radwan / acus.org)


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Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya political wing denies seeking to replace police, will work with interior ministry

Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya political wing denies seeking to replace police, will work with interior ministry | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya had announced Friday plans to establish "security militias" to protect the Upper Egypt city of Assiut if the Egyptian police — large numbers of whom have gone on strike — failed to return to work.

 

El-Sherif went on to explain his party's controversial Friday statements, saying the party only wishes to better the relation between the people and the police, rebuilding mutual trust, while changing police philosophy to one that respects human rights.

 

Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya also called for bettering the working conditions of the police to provide them with the necessary social services to to conduct their work properly.

 

"We call on the police to meet their duty in protecting state institutions and not to give up the country's security and stability in such critical times," El-Sherif said, adding that the police abandoning its duties would only serve the counterrevolution.

 

El-Sherif complained that the police should not make people choose between torture or a lack of security. "We reject both," he insisted.

 

"We demand the restructuring of the police, maintaining that the police remains the only security apparatus protecting citizens," El-Sherif said.

 

Meanwhile, the BDP in Minya together with the Salafist El-Nour Party again announced Saturday, via Facebook, that they will form "popular committees" to protect citizens if the police continue to strike.

 

Egypt's police have been staging nationwide strikes since Tuesday. Their demands were first voiced in the canal city of Ismailia when security forces refused to be deployed in the city of Port Said where clashes over recent weeks have left hundreds injured and at least five killed, including security officers. (Ahram Online, via Egypt.com)

 

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Égypte: la grève des policiers prend de l'ampleur

Égypte: la grève des policiers prend de l'ampleur | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

La grève lancée par les forces de sécurité égyptiennes s’est rapidement répandue à travers le pays vendredi, les policiers refusant d’être blâmés pour la répression des manifestations contre le président Mohamed Morsi et accusant les Frères musulmans de vouloir les contrôler.

La vague de mécontentement des policiers ajoute une nouvelle dimension à la crise sociale et à l’impasse politique en Égypte. Signe du désarroi qui s’est emparé du pays, un puissant groupe islamiste conservateur a déclaré que ses membres assureraient désormais la sécurité dans une province du sud parce que la plupart des forces de sécurité de la région sont en grève.

Le plus haut responsable de la sécurité dans la province d’Assiout, le général Aboul-Kassem Deif, a estimé que l’annonce de Gamaa Islamiya était illégale, mais a semblé admettre qu’il ne pouvait s’opposer à l’initiative. (...)

Le mécontentement des policiers survient après de multiples manifestations et troubles à travers l’Égypte depuis la fin du mois de janvier, après une vague précédente en novembre et décembre. Dans les dernières semaines, les manifestants ont surtout dénoncé le président Mohamed Morsi et les Frères musulmans, que l’opposition accuse de vouloir dominer le pouvoir. D’autres facteurs ont alimenté le mécontentement, dont les difficultés économiques et les pénuries de carburant.

Presque chaque jour, les manifestations se sont transformées en affrontements avec la police dans plusieurs villes, des incidents qui ont fait quelque 70 morts. Chaque décès a aggravé la colère de l’opinion publique contre les forces de sécurité, accusées d’avoir recours aux mêmes méthodes que pendant l’ère Moubarak.

Les policiers en grève accusent le président Morsi de les utiliser pour réprimer ses opposants et réclament la démission du ministre de l’Intérieur. Ils accusent aussi les Frères musulmans de vouloir installer des islamistes au ministère. (Metro)

 

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BREAKING: Commander of Egypt's Central Security Forces sacked

BREAKING: Commander of Egypt's Central Security Forces sacked | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim has sacked the commander of the Central Security Forces (CSF) General Maged Nouh on Friday, according to Egypt's official state news agency.

 

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/66415/Egypt/Politics-/BREAKING-Commander-of-Egypts-Central-Security-Forc.aspx

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Égypte: un commandant de police limogé

Le ministre de l'Intérieur égyptien  Mohamed Ibrahim a limogé aujourd'hui le commandant de la police anti-émeute, après des mouvements de grève des forces de sécurité qui se plaignent d'être mal équipées face aux manifestations violentes, a rapporté l'agence officielle Mena.

Le ministre de l'Intérieur a nommé un nouveau commandant des forces de la sécurité centrale (anti-émeute), après que plusieurs employés de ces forces ont organisé d'importantes manifestations ces dernières 48 heures pour réclamer leur retrait des conflits politiques, selon l'agence.

(AFP, via Le Figaro)

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Egypte : Le vice-ministre de l'Intérieur limogéLE CAIRE (Xinhua) - Le ministre égyptien de l'Intérieur Mohamed Ibrahim a décidé vendredi de limoger son adjoint chargé des forces de sécurité, le général Maged Noah et de le remplacer par le général Ashraf Abdallah, a annoncé l'agence de presse officielle égyptienne Mena. http://www.afriquinfos.com/articles/2013/3/8/egypte-vice-ministre-linterieur-limoge-218853.asp
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Police refuse to secure Muslim Brotherhood headquarters

Police refuse to secure Muslim Brotherhood headquarters | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Central Security forces and police tasked with maintaining security around the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Cairo district of Moqattam withdrew from their positions, privately-run satellite channel ONtv reported.

 

The central security and police members joined their fellow strikers and protestors inside the Moqattam police station.

 

Al-Masry Al-Youm quoted members of the police who were deployed to secure the Brotherhood headquarters as saying that they do not work for the benefit of a certain political faction. They added that as the head office of a preaching group not a political party, it is not entitled to police security. A number of governorates are currently seeing a wave of strikes by the Central Security Forces and police, as personnel of different ranks in the sectors of Central Security, Criminal Investigation and Public Security continued their sit-in and abstaining from work.

 

These moves come after strikes in mid-February that petered out. After a number of police personnel were killed or injured during clashes in several Egyptian governorates, police have started reiterating their demands with renewed vigor.

 

Their demands include the dismissal of Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim, raising and renewing the level of armaments, and insulating the Interior Ministry from internal political conflicts.


Almasry Alyoum, via Egypt.com

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Égypte : la police quitte son QG à Port-Saïd

Égypte : la police quitte son QG à Port-Saïd | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

La police égyptienne s'est retirée de son QG à Port-Saïd, pris pour cible à plusieurs reprises dans cette ville du nord-est de l’Égypte en proie à des troubles depuis plusieurs semaines, et en a confié la protection à l'armée, a indiqué le ministère de l'Intérieur.

"Il a été décidé de confier à l'armée la responsabilité de sécuriser le siège de la police", écrit le ministère dans un communiqué. L'armée est déployée dans la ville depuis le début des émeutes fin janvier.

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Egypt police defy Interior Minister: We’re not a political tool

Egypt police defy Interior Minister: We’re not a political tool | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Policemen across Egypt staged a strike on Thursday to demand the resignation of the interior minister, saying they no longer wanted to be used as a political tool, security officials said.

The discontent began weeks ago with isolated pockets of protest, but by Thursday police were on strike in areas of Cairo, Alexandria, the Nile Delta, the Suez Canal provinces, southern provinces and the Sinai Peninsula.

Dozens of officers closed the Qasr al-Nil police station in Cairo, demanding the sacking of Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, who they say is working with President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood to use the force in a political battle.

"Leave, Brotherhood minister," the policemen chanted.

The police want a law to clearly lay down their powers and duties, and have also demanded weapons to deal with ongoing political protests.

In the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, hundreds of central security force (CSF) conscripts withdrew from the security headquarters, saying they refused to protect the building any more, state television said.

Hundreds of central security officers are on strike in the Nile Delta province of Daqahliya, with police shutting down several police stations.

"We just want to stay out of politics," one told a private satellite channel.

"We want to know what the ministry wants. We will not confront the people any more. The protesters are our relatives. We are losing our people and our brothers. My brother is a protester," the officer said.

The police, particularly the CSF, have been engaged in violent and deadly street clashes with protesters, turning the public even more against an already reviled institution long accused of abuses.

"We want a law to protect us. They tell us to confront the protesters, then when we do we are put in jail," the officer said.

The interior ministry has been the main apparatus of repression in Egypt for decades, and its heavy-handed tactics were a driving force behind the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Activists have long called for a complete restructuring of the ministry and police. (Middle East Onine)

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Egypte: grève des policiers pour réclamer le départ du ministre de l'Intérieur


Des centaines de policiers ont lancé, jeudi au Caire et dans plusieurs régions égyptiennes, une grève pour exiger le départ du ministre de l'Intérieur et demander de ne plus être utilisés à des fins politiques, ont indiqué des responsables de la sécurité. 

Les grévistes, qui ont observé des sit-in dans plusieurs villes, réclament également la promulgation d'une loi fixant leurs prérogatives et leurs obligations, ainsi que des armes pour leur permettre de faire face aux manifestations qui secouent régulièrement le pays. 

Ces dernières semaines, les rassemblements d'opposants au président Morsi ont régulièrement dégénéré en affrontements violents avec les forces de l'ordre, qui répondent par des tirs de chevrotine et des gaz lacrymogènes aux cocktails Molotov lancés par les manifestants. 

Des heurts qui ont renforcé le ressentiment de la population envers les forces de sécurité, dont les méthodes parfois violentes et les abus ont été des instigateurs de la révolte populaire qui a conduit à la chute de Hosni Moubarak en 2011. (Atlas info)

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Ministry preparing bill for private security companies to help police

Ministry preparing bill for private security companies to help police | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Justice Ministry is preparing a draft law to form private security and money transport companies to help the Interior Ministry, as well as in securing important facilities and people,said Assistant Justice Minister for Legislative Affairs Omar al-Sherif.

“The draft would be sent to the Shura Council soon,” Sherif said.

Several police stations and central security departments have been on strike since yesterday, demanding the dismissal of Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim for failing to deal with the violence between anti-regime demonstrators and security forces in several governorates. They also demand better armament.

Edited translation from MENA (Egypt independent)

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Disaffected police plan protests against Egypt's interior ministry

Disaffected police plan protests against Egypt's interior ministry | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Egyptian State Security (Amn Al-Dowla) officers on Thursday declared their refusal to protect President Mohamed Morsi's personal residence in the Nile Delta city of Zagazig, the president's hometown.

 

The officers demanded that they be armed so that they would be able to defend themselves while on duty and protect themselves from attacks by armed thugs. They also threatened to launch a strike throughout the city of Zagazig on Friday.

In Cairo, about 15 officers in the Kasr El-Nil Police Station began a sit-in, preventing members of the public from entering the station. In the city of Tanta, dozens of police officers held a similar action to protest what they described as the 'Brotherhoodisation' of the interior ministry.

(Ahram Online)

 

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