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But the wave of repression against the Nadeem Center peaked in February 2016, with an order by the district authorities to close their center for "breaching licensing conditions," despite an earlier inspection by the Egyptian Ministry of Health, which found no such breaches. Almost a year to the day after the first order to close was issued, the Egyptian authorities returned again on February 9, 2017. Three apartments that function as the Nadeem Center's hub were sealedby the Egyptian health ministry, a legal action that forbids the breaking of the official seal. … [Read more...] about Egypt’s Nadeem Center for torture victims persists against odds
Other autocrats' compounds simply stand derelict. Gaddafi's Bab el-Azizia is partially destroyed, and there are plans to turn it into a park. It hasn't happend yet. Mubarak's political headquarters have been left untouched since they were torched in early 2011, their walls still charred black. There is talk of returning it to the state, perhaps as an annex to the Egyptian museum next-door, where Tutankhamun's treasures are displayed. But again, there is nothing concrete planned. Up on a hill, a few miles to the east, the Brotherhood offices are similarly ruined. The large letters outside now only spell: "MUSLIM B." … [Read more...] about When rebels toured the palace: how does Ukraine’s presidential compound measure up?