LeakSpin on torture practices used by Egyptian police used on a daily basis. Police experiences pressure from high ranking officers to get quick convictions.
07CAIRO1417 shows how the Mubarak government has made any opposition or ctritisism to the Mubarak regime almost an impossible reality as well as the reality of up to a three year jail sentence.
Further cables show how police would harass bloggers with torture and detention in jail.
ElBaradei has continues on this seventh day of demonstrations to join the people in Freedom Square joining thousands of citizens who continue to defy the curfew
ElBaradei has vowed to continue with the freedom revolution and has said change will come in the next few days.
Governments around the world have warned against non essentail travel to the region.
Video below shows Cables 07CAIRO1417 & 09CAIRO544 created 2009
The cable show Mubarak set about designing a constitution that would allow only his son, or an NDP member to run for president in an election. To be eligible to run for election the candidate must have support from the opposition members, a practice that would ensure only NDP candidates would be running for office.
In the second cable the pressure from the Mubarak, SSIS (State Security) on Arab bloggers.
Egypt had an approximate 160,000 bloggers through which democratic activism was taking place in an organized and informed way. After 2005 -6 Mubarak cracked down on any blogger critical of his government or Islam.
Video below shows Cable 09CAIRO1447 & 10CAIRO147 from 2009
The two cables 1447 & 147 both set out the climate of blogging suppression and the jailing of journalists for deformation charges .
When tanks protect.
This was about day 4-5 of the Egyptian demonstrations. Tanks were plainly seen positioning themselves to protect the demonstrators from police fire. Throughout the day the police would alternate from using ‘bird shot’ to ‘tear gas’ to live rounds.