Posted tagged ‘Cairo’

ABC News Reporter Miguel Marquez Beaten Covering Unrest in Bahrain

February 17, 2011

Miguel Marquez, an ABC News correspondent covering the protests in Bahrain, came under attack yesterday and was beaten by protesters. He was not seriously injured. Full audio of the incident can be found at the link below.

This attack comes just one day after CBS announced that reporter Lara Logan was beaten and sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square last Friday night in Cairo.

From Mediobistro.com:

Marquez was not badly injured, but he was hit with billy clubs and his camera was pulled from his hands while he yelled, “Journalist, journalist, journalist!” over and over again, trying to show he was not a protester.

“Hey! I’m a journalist here! … I’m going! I’m going! I’m going! I’m going! … I’m hit,” he said.

 

Iran: Execute Protest Leaders

February 15, 2011

Iranian lawmakers denounced recent protests in the city of Tehran and have called for the execution of two opposition leaders for inciting these demonstrations.

From CNN:

Members of the Iranian parliament issued fiery chants against opposition leaders and former presidential candidates Mehdi Karrubi and Mir Hossein Moussavi.

Press TV aired video Tuesday of lawmakers chanting “Moussavi, Karrubi … execute them.”

Lawmakers also named former President Mohammad Khatami in some of the death chants.

The calls for the leaders’ executions come after a particularly deadly month in Iran. At least 66 people were executed in January, according to Iranian media reports. Most of the executions were reportedly carried out for drug offenses, although at least three involved political prisoners, a U.N. statement said.

Egypt is Finally Free…

February 11, 2011

These were the shouts emanating from the crowd this morning as word spread that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned, relinquishing power after three decades of ruling the country. At this time, all power has been turned over to the military.

From CNN:

Vice President Omar Suleiman announced the resignation on state television and said he was transferring authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to “run the affairs of the country.”

Tens of thousands of emotional anti-government protesters erupted in deafening cheers on the streets of Cairo after the announcement.

“Egypt is free!” they chanted.

It was a moment anti-government protesters had been waiting for after 18 days of relentless demonstrations that called for Mubarak’s departure.