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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 …


Human rights lawyers, military judiciary demand probe into Mansoura torture video

CAIRO: Head of the Military Judiciary ordered an immediate probe early Wednesday into the contents of a YouTube video showing military and civilian police officers torturing two civilians. As the video circulated widely over popular social network sites Facebook and Twitter, many netizens called for a rally Friday to protest police torture. The video was …


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 …


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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