Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Arrest all Involved in Antiquities Corruption

A number of police officers and a member of Egypt's prosecution have been arrested and accused of involvement in the illegal trade of antiquities ('Egypt's prosecution orders media gag on antiquities smuggling case', Ahram Online , Monday 4 May 2015). This case  is notable because of the oft-repeated ('Two Wrongs') "excuse" that brown-skinned people in the source countries are all "corrupt" and not doing enough to fight corruption. Now we have a case where they are, can we assume that if and when investigations reveal the names of those buying antiquities from corrupt officials the dealers' associations will be pressing for their arrest and punishment? Because at the moment they are walking around free. 

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