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Update: Kuwaiti authorities arrest man who severely beat Egyptian worker in viral video: Egypt ministry

Ahram Online , Wednesday 6 Dec 2017
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Kuwaiti authorities have arrested a Kuwaiti national who brutally assaulted an Egyptian man at his workplace in the Gulf state, the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
 
The victim, Wahid Mahmoud Refaie, who was initially admitted to the Intensive Care Unit but has since been released, is receiving treatment from "serious injuries" at a local hospital.
 
Refaie, who works at a shop that sells motorcycle spare parts, said in a video clip posted on Facebook that the attacker was a Kuwaiti customer who asked for a motorcycle part that was on a high shelf.
 
Refaie said the customer became combative when Refaie told him that there was no one available to retrieve the item because the employees on break.
 
"There was something odd about that man, who looked like a body builder. He was acting as if he was under the influence of something," Refaie said.
 
CCTV footage of the Kuwaiti customer severely beating Refaie was circulated online on Tuesday.
 
The video shows the Kuwaiti man repeatedly punching the victim in the face, hitting him with an object and kicking him in the head.
 
Kuwaiti authorities are currently hearing the victim's testimony about the incident, the Egyptian consulate said in a statement, adding that it is following up on developments in the investigation to ensure that Refaie's rights are preserved.
 
This is not the first high-profile incident in recent years involving Kuwaiti citizens assaulting Egyptian expats.
 
In May 2016, a video went viral online showing a Kuwaiti man beating his Egyptian employee with a stick as the victim cried and pleaded.
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