Alleged Egyptian-Canadian Spy Details Torture by Egyptians

[Globe and Mail-Canada] Mark MacKinnon - Given the chance to speak at a hearing of Egypt's State Security Emergency Court in Cairo, Mohamed el-Attar, 31, said: "I was pressured psychologically and physically by [Egyptian intelligence] into saying things that weren't true. I was electrocuted and not only this." El-Attar, detained after flying into Cairo on Jan. 1, is charged with spying for Israel. Judge el-Gohary was clearly conscious of the bank of television cameras in his courtroom, as well as the smattering of foreign reporters and Canadian diplomats in attendance, and made a theatrical show of listening to the defendant's claims of innocence.

2007-03-28 01:00:00

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