Inside Story
A tool of torture and abuse?
Egyptians are turning their anger towards the country's much feared and hated state security apparatus.
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2011 12:06 GMT

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.

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