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Egypt customs breaks Medea Benjamin’s arm. White House silent

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Will the White House file a protest to Egypt over its thuggish violence against a US citizen? Oh wait, Medea Benjamin is a peace activist and was going to a conference in Gaza. Silly me, of course the US will say nothing.

Calling from Istanbul, Benjamin gave the following statement: “I was brutally assaulted by Egyptian police, who never said what I was being accused of. When the authorities came into the cell to deport me, two men threw me to the ground, stomped on my back, pulled my shoulder out of its socket and handcuffed me so that my injured arm was twisted around and my wrists began to bleed. I was then forced to sit between the two men who attacked me on the plane ride from Cairo to Istanbul, and I was (and still am) in terrible pain the whole time.” Doctors in the Cairo airport said she was not fit to travel because of her injury, but the authorities forced her to board anyways.

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