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Interior ministry clashes in Feb were the most brutal, say lawyers

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: The detention and treatment of those arrested in relation to the ministry of interior clashes last month showed the worst in human rights violations, rights lawyers said Thursday, specifically pointing to high rate of abuse of minors. “These clashes are the toughest, with the highest rates of human rights abuses against …

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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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Police brutality victim, officer exchange accusations on YouTube

CAIRO: Over a year since the murder of Khaled Saeid, whose killing at the hands of police informants sparked the January 25 uprising, cases of police brutality are once again surfacing online, this time with the victim and the police officer each telling their side of the story in YouTube videos. Mohammad Al-Sayed Rizk was …

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Tahrir protester says abducted, beaten by police; over 10 on hunger strike

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: A protester in Tahrir Square claimed that he was abducted for a week and beaten by police officers, while a dozen protesters entered their fifth day on hunger strike. Activists in Tahrir Square said that on dawn Thursday, protester Mohamed Abdel Raoof was found near the square severely bruised and beaten. “His …

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Teenager killed in Cairo clashes as people storm police station

By AFP CAIRO: A teenager was killed in clashes with police in the Egyptian capital as families stormed a police station to free detainees held on drugs charges, a security official told AFP on Tuesday. Police and soldiers arrested around 50 people from the shanty town of Ezbet Abu Qarn in a drugs raid on …

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Politicians condemn interior ministry’s use of violence in Tahrir clashes

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Political powers condemned the use of force by the interior ministry and said that clashes in Tahrir were related to the disbanding of municipal councils Tuesday. They called for the continuation of the sit-in in Tahrir Square until their demands are met. Protesters and police clashed on Tuesday and Wednesday. An attempt …

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Egypt’s police force: loathed but indispensable

By Mona Salem /AFP CAIRO: Egypt’s long-despised police force, which deserted the streets during an uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, is being urged to come back to deal with rising crime. But the question of what to do about the police has put the country’s new military rulers in an awkward position as they struggle to …

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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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In new Egypt, police talk to human rights groups

By Dina Zayed /Reuters CAIRO: Egypt’s police, whose credibility was shattered for using excessive force against anti-government protesters who toppled President Hosni Mubarak from power, will give more focus to human rights, the government said on Friday. Police, who in Mubarak’s era, routinely took bribes, used torture to get confessions and crushed opposition, have been on …

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Tahrir sit-in attacked; square cleared

By AFP CAIRO: The army broke the sit-in at Tahrir Square Wednesday as attackers armed with knives and machetes waded into hundreds of protesters camping there. An eyewitness told Daily News Egypt that army officers broke the tents while protesters were clashing with the attackers. The officers used force with whoever stood in their way …

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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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Policeman shoots microbus driver in Maadi triggering angry protest

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: A police officer shot a microbus driver Thursday in Maadi, angering passersby and drivers who in turn burnt the officer’s car and beat him severely. Security personnel fled Maadi, according to eyewitnesses, as hundreds protested at Gaza’er Square, the site of the incident, chanting anti-police slogans in the presence of military armored …

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