Egypt's showing their softer side aga... Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

Email This Page

  AddThis Social Bookmark Button

AALBC.com's Thumper's Corner Discussion Board » The Kool Room - Hosted by Kola Boof » Egypt's showing their softer side again.............. « Previous Next »

Author Message
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Roxie
"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Username: Roxie

Post Number: 475
Registered: 06-2005

Rating: N/A
Votes: 0 (Vote!)

Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 12:02 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sigh!-_-'
------------------------------------------------
Egypt to Deport 654 Sudanese Refugees By MARIAM SAMI, Associated Press Writer
12 minutes ago



CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt will deport 654 Sudanese refugees who were violently evicted from a protest camp in a Cairo park last week, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Tuesday.

ADVERTISEMENT

They will be taken to Sudan by ship on Thursday because "they were either found to be illegal immigrants or refugees who had violated security conditions," spokeswoman Fatma el-Zahraa Etman told The Associated Press.

The migrants were detained early Friday after squads of riot police evicted more than 1,000 Sudanese migrants from a small park where they had camped for three months to protest what they saw as a failure by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees to help resettle them.

After negotiations with their leaders, police with water cannons and truncheons stormed the park. The Interior Ministry said 12 protesters were killed, but security officials said 25 died, and a protest leader put the toll at 26.

At least 74 policemen were wounded in the operation, which was condemned by local and international human rights groups.

Earlier Tuesday, UNHCR spokeswoman Astrid Van Genderen Stort said the deaths were "very sad," but nobody was to blame.

"We urged the police to deal with the situation in a peaceful manner," Stort said.

The Egyptian government has blamed the migrants for refusing to move and said that the UNHCR had asked it to end the protest.

Add Your Message Here
Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.

Topics | Last Day | Last Week | Tree View | Search | Help/Instructions | Program Credits Administration

Advertise | Chat | Books | Fun Stuff | About AALBC.com | Authors | Getting on the AALBC | Reviews | Writer's Resources | Events | Send us Feedback | Privacy Policy | Sign up for our Email Newsletter | Buy Any Book (advanced book search)

Copyright 1997-2008 AALBC.com - http://aalbc.com