Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Expose on police brutality puts ex-state security official at risk

Ex-policeman Omar Affi has faced harsh repercussions for writing an expose on policy brutality in Egypt, according to the American Islamic Congress’s Civil Rights in the Middle East (C.R.I.M.E.) Report e-newsletter.

Affi’s book, “How Not to Get Smacked on Your Neck,” was banned by the Egyptian government soon after its March release on the grounds that it constituted a “disturbance to public order.” According to the article, “the book featured questions and answers informing Egyptians of their rights and how to deal with abusive police officers accordingly.”

In spite of the ban, the book is available for free upload on the Internet.

Affi and his family recently fled Egypt after former colleagues warned that they were being targeted.

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