Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Christian convert threatened by family, tortured by police

A woman who converted to Christianity was handed over to her Muslim family on Monday by Egyptian police in Alexandria, according to Compass Direct News. Eyewitnesses said that family members drug Shaymaa (Eman) Muhammad al-Sayed, 26, screaming from the Bab-Sharky police station at 4 pm. She was forced into a family microbus and driven away.

On July 16, al-Sayed’s family openly threatened to kill her for leaving Islam to became a Christian. Local police took her into “protective custody,” where she was reportedly subjected to torture including electrical shocks, beatings and being photographed naked.

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