Egypt's Bedouin Protest Mistreatment

[AP] Ashraf Sweilam - Thousands of Bedouins burned tires and blocked roads Friday across the Sinai Peninsula, protesting mistreatment by Egypt's government, said security and tribal officials. Some 5,000 Bedouins gathered in the village of el-Massoura demanding basic services and the release of the members of their community detained in security sweeps following terrorist attacks against tourism sites over the last few years. Bedouins with militant connections were blamed for attacks on tourist sites starting in October 2004 that killed 125 people, mostly foreigners. In ensuing sweeps, thousands were jailed.

2007-09-10 01:00:00

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