Last Update 19:57
Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Egypt court orders retrial of officer jailed for Sayed Belal killing

An Alexandria cassation court accepts the appeal of the state security officer convicted of torturing Sayed Belal to death in January 2011

Ahram Online , Wednesday 13 May 2015
Sayed Belal
Poster reads: "Justice for Sayed Belal" during first year memorial over his torture, January 2012 (Photo: Randa Ali)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1368
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1368

An Alexandria court of cassation accepted the appeal of a state security officer convicted of torturing Sayed Belal to death and ordered a retrial.

State security officer, Osama El-Keneisy, was sentenced to 15 years in jail for torturing Sayed Belal to death during investigations into a bomb attack at the Two Saints Church in Alexandria in early January 2011.

Signs of torture were found on the victim's body, prompting his family to file a lawsuit against the state security officer. 

El-Keneisy was a former officer in the now-disbanded State Security Investigations Service (SSIS).

Murals and posters of Belal, depicting him as a victim of police brutality, were common at the beginning of the 2011 revolution, which erupted in the same month.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.