Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Egyptian family suing police for allegedly torturing their son to death

Thirteen-year-old Mohammad Mahmoud Abdelaziz, who died after being released from custody, was detained in Mansoura on suspicion of theft ten days ago, and spent six days violently beaten, according to the BBC.

Mohammad’s mother visited him at the police station and found him bandaged. After four days at home, the family took Mohammad to the hospital, where he died.

This comes after a string of incidents involving police abuse in Egypt, though the government denies reports of police abuse.

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