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Tahrir Doctors, rights groups at odds over alleged torture victim

By Omnia Al Desoukie CAIRO: During investigations by the Prosecutor General on Sunday, prison inmates who knew alleged torture victim Essam Atta said that he neither smoked cigarettes nor hashish. According to Atta’s family lawyer Malek Adly, who works with the Hisham Mubarak Law Center, other police officers summoned as witnesses also said that Atta did …

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Thousands of angry protesters mourn latest torture victim

By Omnia Al Desoukie CAIRO: The body of Essam Ali Atta Ali, who was reportedly sodomized to death by police inside the Tora maximum security prison, was taken from the Zeinhom Morgue to Tahrir Square late Friday. Dozens of protesters marched along with Ali’s family, vowing to get his rights and chanting against the Ministry of …

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Egypt police, army officers probed over torture

By AFP CAIRO: Four police and army officers were referred to the military prosecution on Thursday, after a video was posted online showing officers assaulting two detainees, the official MENA news agency reported. The footage circulating on social networking websites shows members of the army and security forces slapping and tasering two handcuffed detainees. Egypt’s …

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Interior minister orders investigation into Alexandria torture claims

By Omnia Al Desoukie CAIRO: Minister of Interior Mansour El-Essawy ordered an investigation into the case of an Alexandria citizen who alleged he was tortured and sodomized at a police station earlier this month, the official news agency MENA reported. Emad Abdel-Azim, who is on probation, claimed that he was tortured and sodomized at the hands …

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Orders to arrest 12 Alex police officers for murder

By AFP CAIRO: The prosecutor in Egypt’s second city Alexandria ordered on Saturday the arrest of 12 police officers accused of torturing to death a suspect in a deadly New Year’s church attack, a judicial official said. Adel Emara ordered the arrest of the officers, who allegedly killed Sayed Belal, a Salafi who was arrested …

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EOHR calls for investigating 900 torture cases

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) filed a complaint Wednesday before the Prosecutor General to demand an investigation into about 900 cases of torture inside detention centers from 1992–2010. Since 1985, EOHR documented 701 cases at Egyptian police stations; 204 of them died of torture and ill-treatment. “The organization also received …

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Egypt judicial panel to investigate torture claims

By AFP CAIRO: Egypt’s public prosecutor has set up a panel of judges to look into claims of police torture before and after a popular revolt that ousted president Hosni Mubarak, a judicial official told AFP on Tuesday. The three-judge panel, headed by Mostafa Sharafeddine, will “examine cases of torture in police stations whether they …

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Interior ministry to investigate alleged police abuse case

By AFP CAIRO: Egypt’s interior minister has ordered an investigation into the case of a man who died following police questioning, in what some media are calling the first post-revolt incident of police torture. Ramzi Salaheddine died in hospital last week in the poor Cairo neighborhood of Boulaq Al-Dakrur after being transferred there following questioning …

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Activist files complaint against detention, maltreatment by army

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: An activist filed a complaint to the Prosecutor General Monday against the detention and maltreatment of protester Amr Abdullah El-Behairy by military police. Laila Soueif, a Cairo University professor, said in her complaint that El-Behairy was detained and severely beaten by the military police at 2 am on Saturday. Army soldiers …

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Security disperses solidarity protest for alleged torture victim

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Security forces dispersed a protest held in downtown Cairo in solidarity with Sayed Belal, a suspect in the Alexandria church attack allegedly tortured to death during investigations, arresting the majority of protestors. The protest, organized by Youth for Justice and Freedom, April 6, Free Front for Peaceful Change movements and a …

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Sayed Belal’s family pressured to drop torture case, say activists

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Human rights activists said that the family of Sayed Belal, a suspect in the Alexandria church attack allegedly tortured to death during investigations last Thursday, is being pressured to drop a torture case filed against state security. “Belal’s family has been under pressure from security organizations to give up the case or …

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Rights group accuses police of torturing driver in Alex to death

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Al-Shehab Center for Human rights filed a complaint Sunday before the prosecution accusing the police of negligence and torturing a man to death. In the complaint, Al-Shehab director Khalaf Bayoumy questioned the credibility of the forensic report of the death of Moustafa Attiya El-Sayed, 39, a taxi driver, accusing the police …

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Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate torture claims

By Agencies CAIRO: Amnesty International called on Egyptian authorities Tuesday to investigate allegations that police tortured a young man to death in Alexandria and dumped his mutilated body into a canal. According to the rights group, the family of Ahmed Shabaan said police officers beat him at the Sidi Gaber police station, which has been …

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Alexandria family accuses police of torturing son to death

By Jon Jensen and Ian Lee ALEXANDRIA: The family of a 20-year-old man found dead in the Mahmoudia Canal said he was tortured to death by police officers from the Sidi Gaber Police Station in this coastal city. Two policemen from the same station are facing charges in connection with the death of another Alexandria man. …

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Rights group condemns crackdown on Khaled Saeid vigil

By Marine Weitzmann CAIRO: The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information denounced in a statement the use of violence and “harassment” by Egyptian security forces against participants in a vigil held for Khaled Saeid in Alexandria on Friday. Saeid, 28, died in Alexandria on June 6 after being apprehended by two policeman, who are currently standing …

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