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TIMELINE - Torture in revolutionary Egypt

A breakdown of the known incidents of torture committed by Egyptian Army and police against members of the public since the January 25 Revolution

Hatem Maher, Friday 28 Oct 2011
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March - Army soldiers subject female detainees to virginity tests after forcibly ending a sit-in in Tahrir Square. A military official, who spoke to the CNN on condition of anonymity, admitted that “virginity checks” were performed on the women.

March - Ramy Essam, known as the “revolution singer”, brutally beaten with wooden sticks and electric wires among other protesters in the Egyptian museum after the army ended a sit-in in Tahrir square.

May - Mahmoud Sobhy, a driver of tok-tok (a three-wheeled scooter), shot in the stomach and thigh by a police officer, who sought to confiscate his tok-tok.

June - Microbus driver Mohamed Nasr allegedly tortured to death in the Azbakeya police station in Cairo following a confrontation with a brigadier. Angry protesters tried to storm the police station following his death.      

June - Ramzi Salaheddine dies in a hospital in the poor Cairo neighborhood of Boulaq al-Dakrur after being questioned in a nearby police station.  His treating doctor said Salaheddine had arrived at the hospital with a broken pelvis and three broken ribs which caused internal bleeding.

September - Four police and military officers were videoed torturing two detainees while being interrogated in Daqahliya governorate. The two men were slapped and electrocuted by the officers, with one officer repeatedly electrocuting them on the ears.

October - A handful of army and military police officers beat a Coptic Christian and drag him through the street after forcibly dispersing protesters in front of Maspero (the state TV headquarters).

October - Essam Atta allegedly sodomised to death by Torah prison officials for apparently smuggling a mobile SIM card into his ward.

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