Torture and blogging: “I forgot my password”

There’s a brief but poignant article on Associated Press about an Egyptian blogger who was arrested after the 6 April protests and only just released after being tortured in detention.

“We were subjected to electric shocks, to beatings and there was no food and or drink for the first few days,” blogger Karim el-Beheiri told AFP a day after his release. “We went through weeks of torture and humiliation.” …

These little lines in the article give us a moment of insight into the psychological effect of torture on the blogger:

He said the first thing he wanted to do when he got home after the release was to blog the events.

“But I couldn’t remember my own password.”

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One Response to Torture and blogging: “I forgot my password”

  1. […] it’s Friday… The content of this blog is usually pretty heavy stuff.  Torture, occupation, war, terror.  It’s nice to, every once in a while, be reminded that the Middle […]

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