Sunday, February 17, 2013

Egypt 2.0: Missing Egyptian activist found ‘naked, tortured’ in desert, says was abducted

Jihadi Spring update.
(Al Arabiya) An Egyptian opposition activist, who had been missing since earlier this week, was found by police naked, bound and injured in the desert.

Ibrahim Hanafi was found with marks on his body, which indicated he had been tortured, according to local newspaper Egypt Independent.

“They blindfolded me and tied my hands behind my back ... They told me to stay away from the Muslim Brotherhood and politics and said that was a warning,” Hanafi told Reuters. He said he had been abandoned with ripped clothes in a remote area outside Cairo.

Hanafi had been working with the Freedom Front for Peaceful Change, collecting evidence of what he saw as “violations” by the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist movement that backs President Mohamed Mursi.