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Cairo, a year ago: security file free-for-all

Egypt's new old-style State Security 

Egyptians search an office in the state security agency building in Cairo. Photo/Reuters-Mohamed Abd El-Ghany .

On the 5tth of March last year, some Egyptians found a way into the secret vaults of State Security, and even managed to read their own files.

But instead of a rush of relief at the fall of the Mubarak regime, Dispatches contributor Irris Makler learned that the situation was fostering growing suspicion about the new regime. A year later it still is. 

Listen to Irris from Cairo


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