Egypt policemen dragged man to death, says report

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CAIRO: A court in the southern Egyptian city of Sohag sentenced two policemen to three years in jail on Saturday for dragging a man to his death behind a car, the state news agency MENA reported.

The officers were charged with manslaughter as they were not accused of killing the man deliberately.

The victim, fruit-seller Emad Tayi, had clung to the police vehicle in protest at the arrest of a relative, who was being driven away to a station for questioning.

Tayi, 48, was dragged some 500 meters, resulting in his death, MENA reported.

The two officers, Mahmud Sadawi and Anwar Mohammed Omran, were released on bail pending appeal. -AFP

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