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Egypt activist Gendy died after car crash, not torture: Doctor

Egypt's senior forensic official says activist Mohamed El-Gendy died in a car crash, not because of torture by police

Reuters, Wednesday 13 Feb 2013
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An Egyptian activist whose death provoked violent protests was killed in a car crash and was not tortured to death by police, a senior forensic official said on Tuesday.

Fellow campaigners had said Mohamed El-Gendy, 28, was rounded up along with other youth protesters on January 25, the second anniversary of the start of the Egyptian revolt against autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Security sources said he was taken to a state security camp, interrogated and tortured, drawing parallels with the brutal tactics used by Mubarak's henchmen during his rule.

The interior ministry had already denied the accusations saying Gendy was hit by a car on January 28, and taken to Cairo's Hilal hospital where he died some days later.

That account was backed up by the assistant of Egypt's top forensic doctor, Emad El-Deib, who told Egypt's Al-Hayat channel on Tuesday: "The forensic report confirmed that the death of Mohamed El-Gendy was due to a car accident and dismissed he was subjected to any torture."

Violent protests erupted during Gendy's funeral in Cairo and in his home town in the Nile Delta Town of Gharbiya last week.

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Joe
16-02-2013 10:05am
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I think the world is now sick to death with all the opposition protests and conivances against the MB and Morsi. They lost the election. Hey welcome to democracy so get over it. Every angle and avenue is being employed by them to discredit Morsi in any way they can and they are succeeding in bringing the country to it's knees. It's time for the activists and bloggers and NSF to shut up and get back to work to try and save what little is left of their credibility. Good work to the forensics for yet again revealing the deceptive ways of the NSF.
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Nora
13-02-2013 05:40pm
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An apology is needed to the corner office
spreading rumors to entice violence should be rejected. NSF and the media propaganda machines should apologize to label this tragic accident as police brutality. Check how many policemen gave been killed after the revolution.
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Nora
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An apology is needed to the corner office
spreading rumors to entice violence should be rejected. NSF and the media propaganda machines should apologize to label this tragic accident as police brutality. Check how many policemen gave been killed after the revolution.
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