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Three Egyptian policemen detained after death of prisoner

A prisoner died at a police station in Beheira this week, allegedly after being beaten by police

Ahram Online , Friday 8 May 2015
Security forces stand guard outside a police academy (Photo: Reuters)
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A police officer and two policemen in Damanhour were detained on Friday for four days pending investigations into charges that they had beat a prisoner to death, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

The head of Damanhour’s prosecution service, Hazem Keheily, ordered the imprisonment of a police captain and two low-ranking policemen after a 32-year-old detainee died in their custody this week.

A number of residents from Rashid city in Egypt’s Beheira governorate gathered in front of the local police station to protest the death. The family of the dead man had filed a case with local prosecutors, accusing the police of responsibility for his death.

The prisoner was accused of possessing weapons without a licence.

Several high profile cases of alleged torture and killings in police stations have surfaced in recent months, causing controversy.

Two national security officers are currently facing charges of torturing a civilian to death in a police station in Cairo's Matariya district. In February, the general prosecution imposed a gag order on the case.

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Huda Abdul Fattah
08-05-2015 07:28pm
there are thousands of Baltagiya working for the state
The thugs are also paid by the state and protected by the state. They murder, intimidate and rob and extort in the name of the state. The state (deep state) used them to torch the offices of Islamist political parties. Some of these thugs serve as judges in the courts.
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