Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Torture gear and 40 illegally-held detainees discovered in police station

Egyptian officials have found torture gear – including a whip, clubs and a barbed wire-studded stick – at a police station in Alexandria, Egypt, a security source said today, according to the Middle East Times.

The Montaza police station has also held 40 people illegally, an investigating team found, after receiving complaints from the families of those detained.

The prosecutor has ordered the release of the detainees, confiscated the torture equipment, and launched an inquiry into the matter, the security source said.

In January, Amnesty International called on the Egyptian government to investigate all torture claims after a series of videos of alleged torture in police stations were leaked on the internet.

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