Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Govt Enforcing Ramadan Fast

By Cam McGrath

"CAIRO, Sep 15 (IPS) - Hundreds of Egyptians are reported to have been arrested for eating, drinking or smoking in public during daylight hours as part of a police campaign against people caught breaking the Ramadan fast.

"Nobody has the right to arrest someone for eating or drinking in Ramadan," says rights activist Gamal Eid, head of the Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI). "When we hear this we wonder is this Egypt, or Afghanistan? It's Taliban mentality."......."

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