In January families (many of whom were living in one room) moved into empty flats in the Suzanne Mubarak housing project in Duweiqa, they say when they saw that the empty flats were being pilfered (for doors and blinds etc) by thieves. They lived there for five months until the army and the interior ministry made them leave, forcibly. They were not provided with alternative housing and are currently living in the street. This video was given to Sarah Carr by Mohab Mohamed, one of the people forcibly evicted.
This army major was identified as Sherif Abdel Fattah and was accused by journalist Rasha Azab to be one of those involved in the virginity tests and torture conducted against Tahrir women detainees at the Egyptian Museum in March.
A protest is planned today, 1pm, at Maspero in solidarity with Essalam and Nahda residents who are camping outside the State TV building demanding housing.
Protest planned today Wednesday 7pm in front of Galaa theater to denounce the military’s criminal act of subjecting women protesters to virginity tests in detention at the Egyptian Museum.