A Modern-Day Dinshaway in Egypt ? | Al Akhbar English
In 1906, a group of British soldiers were hunting pigeons in the village of Dinshaway. They accidentally shot an Egyptian woman and set a wheat silo on fire. Indignant villagers chased the soldiers, one of whom ended up dying of heatstroke.
The colonial administration convened a sham tribunal and tried 52 farmers from the village. Of these, 32 received various sentences involving flogging and imprisonment, and four were executed.
Following the incident, the Egyptian nationalist Mustafa Kamel unleashed a wide publicity campaign denouncing the crimes of the British occupation in Egypt.