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Egypt’s Sisi makes surprise visit to police academy amid rising reports of police torture

Egypt’s interior ministry previously released a statement saying investigations are underway in all alleged police torture cases, adding that there will be no leniency with members of the police force who commit a crime

Ahram Online , Thursday 3 Dec 2015
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File photo: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on November 5, 2015 (Reuters)
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Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi made a surprise visit to Cairo’s police academy Thursday morning, amid increasing reports of police brutality and torture.

During the visit, the reason for which has not been provided.

The president ate breakfast with the academy’s students and inspected their morning physical exercises, state news agency MENA reported.

Last week, prosecution ordered the detainment of a policeman in Ismailiya governorate for four days pending investigations into accustions the officer tortured veterinarian Afify Houssni to death.

Last week, hundreds protested in Luxor governorate over the death of a 47-year-old man whose family says was tortured to death in a local police station. At least four policemen, accused of torture in this case, were transferred from Luxor to different governorates pending investigations.

Egypt’s interior ministry released a statement on Sunday saying the investigations are underway in all alleged cases of torture, stressing that the ministry will punish wrongdoers in what it described “isolated incidents” by some members of the force.
 

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Dan
05-12-2015 04:51pm
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Repent
Our father who art in heaven Hollowed be thy name Give us this day our daily bread And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil For thin is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever ...amen
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Sherif Shehata
04-12-2015 11:30pm
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The police should have respect for the public and the public should have respect for the police. this is why, the public pay Taxs to the Government and after that, the Government pay the salaries to the police and this happens in all public services. All the world police forces are knowing this. So Mr President it is your responsibility tell them that. I know the policemen don't care about their salaries because they are corrupt. Most of Cairo's police academy student's have a relative in police force, so the future is bright. Don't cry for me Egypt, I am still your Son. God save Egypt
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Al
04-12-2015 06:02pm
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A sign of an incompetent President
Not that incompetence is hard to come by with how he “manages” the economy, security, and democracy; but how he’s protecting it by his police dogs arresting journalist and PR dogs trolling Online.
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Tut
03-12-2015 02:47pm
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Egyptian Dubya
Sisi seems to model his presidency on one of the most incompetent American Presidents; lack of knowledge in all walks of governing a country. The main difference is he is not surrounded by smart people, but even more incompetent cabinet than he is!
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Al
03-12-2015 02:23pm
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How irrelevant
Police torture, thuggery, and arresting journalists, is NOT going to be stopped by a symbolic and irrelevant visit to the school! it should be addressed by firing, prosecuting, and making examples of top corrupt ranks at the out of control Egyptian police mafia. Either the President has no idea on how to address the issue or just putting fake measures to appear doing something. Fire the useless Minister of interior and top police commissioners, put guilty officers in jail, set the rules and follow them, show that police thuggery will no longer be tolerated ... this is how to fix it if you want to avoid the next revolution!
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