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Prisoners were not given any instructions except to “leave and don't look back.”
Those who set them free, he said, spoke Arabic with an Egyptian dialect.
Galal couldn’t explain how a bulldozer was able to travel all the way to Wadi al-Natroon unimpeded.
“All I cared about is that I was able to see my two young daughters," he said. "I’ll turn myself in and serve the rest of my sentence so the government will leave me alone afterward.”
Alaa (not his real name), in his early twenties, was serving a three-year sentence at Abu Zaabal prison in Cairo for attempted murder, since he had drawn a knife in a fight. He fled with other prisoners on Sunday, 30 January.
“There was a lot of shooting going on around the prison cells,” he said, recalling that the masked gunmen who released them had also used tear gas. “Who else in Egypt has tear gas except for the state security forces?”
edit on 7-2-2011 by DuneKnight because: (no reason given)edit on 7-2-2011 by DuneKnight because: (no reason given)
“After hearing gunshots, masked men with machine guns walked into the cells and told us to go home to our families…. or else they would shoot us,”
Originally posted by DuneKnight
reply to post by Mizzijr
Egypt is not America, there arent people running around with guns doing all kind of things. Organized crime is rare normally as well as terrorist activities.
Former Egyptian Interior Minister Habib el-Adli has appeared before military prosecutors and could be charged with withdrawing security forces from the streets during the uprising, ordering live fire on protesters and releasing prisoners from jail, according to a security source who spoke to Reuters