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Mr. Ghonim was released on Monday, 12 days after he was snatched from the street for his role in using the Internet to build momentum for the protests. Facebook and YouTube Fuel the Egyptian Protests. Stability of Egypt Hinges on a Divided Military. In Astoria’s Little Egypt, the Young Gain a New Awareness. 2 Detained Reporters Saw Secret Police’s Methods Firsthand. Andre Pain/European Pressphoto Agency Arrested Egyptian protesters are escorted by soldiers during clashes at Tahrir square.
But our discomfort paled in comparison to the dull whacks and the screams of pain by Egyptian people that broke the stillness of the night. In one instance, between the cries of suffering, an officer said in Arabic, “You are talking to journalists? You are talking badly about your country?” A voice, also in Arabic, answered: “You are committing a sin. We — Souad Mekhennet, Nicholas Kulish and a driver, who is not a journalist and was not involved in the demonstrations — were detained Thursday afternoon while driving into Cairo.
Captivity was terrible. For one day, we were trapped in the brutal maze where Egyptians are lost for months or even years. Many journalists shared this experience, and many were kept in worse conditions — some suffering from injuries as well. We saw more than 20 people, Westerners and Egyptians, blindfolded and handcuffed. CNN Rises to the Top in Egypt Coverage. Quiet Acts of Protest on a Noisy Day. White House Scrambles as Mubarak Is Pushed to the Exit. Egypt Forces Expand Presence in Cairo. Mubarak Orders Ministers to Resign but Backs Armed Response to Egypt Protests. Latest Updates on Day 6 of Egypt Protests. Egypt Officials Seek to Nudge Mubarak Out. Clinton Urges Egyptian Dialogue. U.S. Military Urges Egyptian Army to Use Restraint. The relationship between the Egyptian and American militaries is, in fact, so close that it was no surprise on Friday to find two dozen senior Egyptian military officials at the Pentagon, halfway through an annual week of meetings, lunches and dinners with their American counterparts.
By the afternoon, the Egyptians had cut short the talks to return to Cairo, but not before a top Defense Department official, Alexander Vershbow, had urged them to exercise “restraint,” the Pentagon said. It remained unclear on Saturday, as the Egyptian Army was deployed on the streets of Cairo for the first time in decades, to what degree the military would remain loyal to the embattled president, . The crisis has left the Obama administration to try to navigate a peaceful outcome and remain close to an important ally, and the military relationship could be crucial in that effort. “If they shoot on the crowd, they could win tomorrow, and then there will be a revolt that will sweep them away,” said Bruce O.
Egypt Protests Continue as Government Resigns. Scott Nelson for The New York Times Egyptian protesters prayed Saturday in front of a military vehicles in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo on Saturday.
More Photos » As street protests flared for a fifth day, Mr. Mubarak fired his cabinet and appointed Omar Suleiman, his right-hand man and the country’s intelligence chief, as vice president. Mr. That, in turn, raised the prospect of an unpredictable handover of power in a country that is a pivotal American ally — a fear that administration officials say factored into ’s calculus not to push for Mr. Protests Continue in Egypt - Photographs.
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