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Residents in Egypt's Sharqiya lynch man for unburying corpse

Up to 18 similar incidents of vigilante justice have previously been reported from Egypt’s Sharqiya since 2011, especially in the security vacuum following the 2011 uprising

Ahram Online , Wednesday 24 Jun 2015
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Dozens of Sharqiya residents have lynched and killed a 30-year-old for trying to steal a corpse in Nile Delta's Sharqiya, the Ahram Arabic news website has reported.

The mob's victim had allegedly tried to unearth the freshly buried body of a doctor in the village of Tarot in Sharqiya's Zagazig.

According to the police’s investigations, the deceased had been stealing bodies and selling them. When the residents caught him in the act, they beat him to death.

Up to 18 lynching incidents have previously been reported from Sharqiya since the 2011 uprising that ousted longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. In these, the victims are usually accused of repeated thefts, including armed robbery.

Many citizens in rural and urban areas of the governorate have endorsed mob killings as long as the victim is a "criminal," especially when “street justice” murders were most frequent during the security vacuum that followed the 2011 revolution.


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hesham of Assuit
26-06-2015 01:41pm
slow justice
the slow and long judiciary procedures in the Egyptian criminal law is the reason behind street justice especially the accidents of revenge killings in upper Egypt. There must be amendments in the criminal law to inflict quick justice and execute the criminal as slow justice is a mere injustice .
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