Three weeks after ousting Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians are turning their anger towards his internal security apparatus, storming the agency's main headquarters, and seizing documents to help build a case that the service was used as a tool of torture and abuse against ordinary Egyptians.
Why is the Egyptian security apparatus so feared and hated? And what role could it play in the new post-revolution Egypt?
Joining the programme to discuss these issues are: Hisham Safie Eldin, a former police officer; Hossam el-Hamalawy, a blogger, journalist and activist; and Theodore Karasik, the director of research at the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Affairs.
This episode of Inside Story aired from Sunday, March 6, 2011.
Source: Al Jazeera