Friday, February 22, 2013

Egypt 'spent £1.7m on teargas' amid economic crisis....No wonder they need a Loan from the IMF

Egypt spent the equivalent of £1.7m on 140,000 US-sourced teargas canisters last month, despite the Egyptian government nearing bankruptcy – and amid a wave of police brutality that 21 human rights groups this week labelled a return to Mubarak-era state repression.

Egypt's interior ministry made the emergency order at the end of January, according to records retrieved by Egyptian broadsheet al-Masry al-Youm. It came at the start of a week of civil unrest sparked by protests against President Mohamed Morsi, his Muslim Brotherhood, and police malpractice.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/22/egypt-17million-teargas-economic-crisis