Egyptian Protesters Leak Govt. Secrets on Facebook

After storming State Security, WikiLeaks-like page set up
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2011 3:25 PM CST
Egyptian Protesters Leak Govt. Secrets on Facebook
Egyptian protesters check the content of an office after breaking into the state security building headquarters in Cairo's northern Nasr City neighborhood, Egypt, Saturday, March 5, 2011.   (AP Photo/Ahmed Ali)

Hundreds of Egyptians stormed the State Security headquarters this weekend, and now they’re posting the damning documents they found WikiLeaks-style on a Facebook page, Fast Company reports. Amn Dawla Leaks, or State Security Leaks, already has more than 13,000 fans. Egyptians have posted files there, and to other social networking sites, indicating that police spied on Facebook accounts, harassed Coptic Christians, knew about terrorist attacks in advance, and falsified voter registration cards, among other misdeeds.

The protesters stormed at least six State Security buildings, looking for evidence of the many human rights abuses the intelligence force is accused of. Many documents had already been shredded or burned before they arrived, al-Jazeera reports, but protesters were able to locate secret cells that may have been used for torture. (Read more Egypt protests stories.)

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