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Feb
14
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#Piggipedia – SS Lt. Colonel Hani Talaat رائد أمن الدولة هاني طلعت

From SS Officers

I haven’t had proper time to continue working on the Piggipedia files, but here is a face which popped up while I was reading some articles about torture, and I recalled having more pictures of the same officer on the SS Nasr City DVDs.

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SS Lt. Colonel Hani Talaat, also known as “Gaafar,” worked at the dissolved SS, as part of its “Central Investigations Unit.” His name was mentioned in the case of Sayyed Bilal’s death under torture, and reportedly still keeps his job at Homeland Security, the successor of SS.

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Feb
11
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Piggipedia: SS, banks, labor laws

With 11 years experience as the Head of Electronic Investigation Department at (Mubarak’s dissolved Gestapo) State Security Police, one accumulates enough experience to become a banker and an expert on labor law.

Nov
30
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الشناوي: مطلوب للقصاص

Sep
25
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SS Informer مخبر أمن دولة

State Security Police informer, caught and kicked out from the protest by the striking doctors on Thursday…

Sep
25
1

22 Sept: SS informer kicked out by doctors الأطباء يطردون مخبر أمن دولة من الوقفة

During the protest, the doctor standing next to me, started shouting and pointing to a man who stood on the opposite pavement filming the demonstration using his mobile phone. The doctor and others said this was a State Security Police informer who used to spy on them at the syndicate events before the revolution.

We chased him. The man fled after a brief scuffle, shouting, “I left State Security, I swear, I now work for the Amn el-‘Am (General Security).”

Aug
26
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“The dead won’t vote”

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SS Police General Mohamed Refaat Qomsan–the man who oversaw and helped engineer the rigging of elections under Mubarak and who still keeps his job–is now a reformed man, a revolutionary, and he’s assuring us that the next parliamentary elections won’t be rigged and that the “dead won’t vote.” Yeah, right.

Aug
10
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Piggipedia: SS directors of departments

The site 25 Leaks has published a 2008 State Security Police document, detailing some of the new departments established within the now dissolved apparatus. Tons of names are listed and I invite you to check them out and come forward with any more information you have about them. These officers who ran Mubarak’s gestapo should be held accountable and treated as the bosses of a criminal syndicate.

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Among the names on that list is SS General Rushdi el-Qamari who’s been profiled previously in the Piggipedia. It turned out that the man, who served and still serves as the interior ministry’s representative on the NTRA board and who oversaw the telecommunications shut down during the January uprising, was the director of a department in SS called “The General Information Department,” serving as the head of the “Telecommunications and Coding Group”.

Aug
4
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Piggipedia: SS General Hisham Abu Gheida is out

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SS General Hisham Abu Gheida, the man who ordered my detention and torture in October 2000, has been forced to retire during the interior ministry’s reshuffle last month. So he’s to receive his pension and is not facing any charges after a long life of torture, spying, corruption and loyal service to Mubarak’s regime…

Aug
4
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Piggipedia: SS General Mohsen Hafzi is out

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General Mohsen Hafzi is no longer the governor of Daqahliya…

Jul
15
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Piggipedia – MOI reshuffle: Another musical chairs game

Interview – Egypt’s police force “restructuring” by Hossam El-Hamalawy

Under pressure national protests in Tahrir, Suez, Alexandria and elsewhere, on Wednesday General Mansour el-Essawi…

…has described his ministry’s reshuffle as “the biggest” in its history. The reshuffle covers 4,000 police officers according to the minister who stated that the ministry ended the service of 505 major-generals and brigadier-generals and 82 colonels. These include 18 major-generals and 9 brigadier-generals accused of killing protesters.
This minister of interior announced the reshuffle today in a press conference after meeting with Prime Minister Essam Sharaf earlier this morning.
El-Eissawi revealed that 18 police officers accused of killing protesters during the first days of the January 25 uprising were purged from the force. Another 54 police officers accused of killing protesters were reassigned duties that do not require interaction with the public.
During the press conference, El-Eissawi denied rumours that Alaa and Gamal Mubarak had escaped from Tora prison.
He also defended the role of the police in the revolution, claiming that the ministry does not have snipers and that as policemen were already absent from the streets from 28 January they could not have been involved in the shooting of protesters from that date.
The Ministry of Interior is accused of placing snipers on roof tops around Tahrir Square during the uprising to shoot protesters. The ministry denies the allegations.

I will not waste time in responding to the absurd lies of General Essawi re the MOI not having snipers, as Zeinobia has a well written, detailed blog post about the subject that refutes completely such claims.

But let’s go back to the reshuffle move by the MOI. Essawi basically referred to retirement generals who were already about to reach their retirement age in all cases. And most of those officers “forced to retire” will neither be tried nor investigated, which I find completely unacceptable, since the MOI under Mubarak has been the biggest criminal syndicate in this country and those generals are its leaders. Where is justice? Where is the transparency? Why don’t those generals be investigated automatically by the prosecutors publicly to find out about the roles they performed at the ministry. And who are those officers forced to retire? We don’t have all the names.

And more troubling, looking at the list of the senior officers who were kept in the service, I found some familiar names from the Piggipedia…

General Khaled Gharraba اللواء خالد غرابة

For example, Khaled Gharaba, the Mahalla torturer, is to head Alexandria’s Security Directorate.

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General Mohamed Refaat Qomsan has been re-appointed as the Interior Minister’s First Assistant for Administrative Affairs.

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SS General Tarek el-Rakaybi is to replace General Hisham Abu Gheida as the Interior Minister’s First Assistant for Guards and Security Division.

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So what happened to Abu Gheida? I have no idea.

More ludicrously, the Alexandria police murderers including Wael el-Komy, who are undergoing trial for the murder of protesters, have been moved to better paying jobs in other police departments…

This musical chairs game isn’t going to fool the Egyptian people. Protests and sit ins continue and we are expecting a mass turn out in Tahrir today…