Code Pink Founder Jailed in Egypt, Claims Police Broke Her Arm


Medea Benjamin of Code Pink announced on twitter last night that she had been jailed by Egyptian police as she was on her way leading a group of activists to “Hamas-lead” Gaza traveling via Cairo. This morning she tweeted that the Egyptian Police had broken her arm.

Code Pink had worked with the Muslim Brotherhood to over throw Egypt’s former President Mubarak. The current government of Egypt has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization after Brotherhood leader Morsi was removed from the presidency. Perhaps that is why Benjamin was detained.

Last night her twitter feed read:


(see more of the feed at It’s unclear how Benjamin is tweeting with a broken arm, or allowed to tweet at all from her Egyptian jail cell.

Developing…. – Medea Benjamin Jailed in Egypt

4 Comments on “Code Pink Founder Jailed in Egypt, Claims Police Broke Her Arm”

  1. Sukhotai says:

    Too bad it wasn’t her neck. Enjoy your stay

  2. Brittius says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Maybe she resisted and applied pressure to show defiance that she wasn’t going along peacefully and broke her own arm. That sounds more like it.

  3. To bad for her that Mubarak is not still in power. The World Health Org awarded Suzanne Mubarak the Health for All Gold Medal for her work in making sure women and kids have access to medical care. That might have come in handy. I’m not sure how that compares to dressing up like a giant dancing vagina or getting yourself arrested in Egypt, but I don’t really get feminism these days.

    • The Butcher says:

      I got an award for that once, too, from the World Health Organization, their awards are more common than most people realize. It was for my role in making sure all men get access to medical care. Thankfully, I didn’t have to wear a giant penis.

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