Egyptian human rights groups demand investigation into torture

Protesters arrested during the demonstrations on the anniversary of the uprising against Mubarak in 2011 have given harrowing accounts of torture and sexual assault at the hands of the police, Egyptian human rights organisations said in a statement on 12 February. Activists told how they were beaten, electrocuted and sexually assaulted in Azbakiya police station. Around 1000 detainees were arrested as the police crushed protests mark the revolution’s anniversary. Lawyers and human rights activists have been denied access to the detainees, the report said.

Read the full report on the Al-Nadeem Centre website here.

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