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25 January death toll rises to 103: Independent count

Vast majority of violence and arrests took place in Cairo and Giza


Muslim Brotherhood supporters (background) clash with supporters of the Egyptian government in Cairo on January 25, 2014. Deadly clashes erupted in Egypt Saturday as rival demonstrations were held on the anniversary of the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak, underscoring the country's violent polarisation three years after the Arab Spring.  (AFP PHOTO/AHMED TARANH)
Muslim Brotherhood supporters clash with supporters of the Egyptian government in Cairo on January 25, 2014.
(AFP PHOTO/AHMED TARANH)

Wiki Thawra, an independent database dedicated to keeping a statistical record of those injured or killed since the 25 January Revolution, has raised its death toll on the revolution’s third anniversary last week to 103.

A detailed list of the deaths states that 79 of the fatalities occurred in Cairo, 20 took place in Giza, one in Alexandria, one in Daqahleya, and two in Minya. Wiki Thawra also noted that a total of 1,341 protesters were arrested. A total of 863 were arrested in Cairo and Giza alone.

Two hundred and seventy-seven were injured, a vast majority in Cairo and Giza.

The Ministry of Health released a statement on the evening of 25 January stating that 49 were killed, 247 were wounded, and 1079 were arrested. The same day, the El-Nadeem Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture released a statement listing the names of 53 protesterskilled that day.killed that day.

Wiki Thawra added four of the 103 deaths as taking place after 25 January, due to injuries sustained on the day.

Thirty of the deaths that took place in Cairo occurred in Matariya, a bastion of Morsi supporters that has witnessed frequent clashes between supporters and opponents of the current interim authorities. Thirty-four more deaths occurred in Cairo’s Alf Maskin neighborhood, where there were reports of ongoing gunfire as clashes raged into the evening.

According to the Wiki Thawra database, only seven of the sixty-four deaths that took place in Matariya and Alf Maskin were not caused by gunshots.

The third anniversary of the 25 January Revolution saw some of the worst violence in Egypt since the forced dispersal of two pro-Morsi sit-ins in August 2013, which Human Rights Watch called “the most serious incident of mass unlawful killings in modern Egyptian history.”

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