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Torture ‘business as usual’ in Egypt amid revolt

February 6, 2011

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By Charles Onians Agence France-Presse CAIRO – Egypt’s feared state security services are using torture as much as they ever did, rights activists say, with no sign that their horrifying tactics are about to change despite the regime’s promise of reform. Rights groups say that anger against routine police abuse and torture has been a […]

Suspend military aid to Israel, Amnesty urges Obama after detailing US weapons used in Gaza

February 23, 2009

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• White phosphorus shells traced back to America • Activists call for arms embargoes on both sides Rory McCarthy in Jerusalem The Guardian, Monday 23 February 2009 Article history Relatives mourn a Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza, last month. Photograph: Eyad Baba/AP Detailed evidence has emerged of Israel’s extensive use of US-made […]