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Egyptian forensic team says August raid on pro-Morsi camps killed 398

Officials say 377 people were killed at Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square and 21 in Nahda Square

Ahram Online , Thursday 14 Nov 2013
Bodies of protesters who support ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, killed during Ramses clash
Bodies of protesters who support ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, killed during clashes, are seen inside a mosque in Ramses Square in Cairo, August 16, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)
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Egyptian forensic authorities announced for the first time on Thursday a breakdown of the figures for those killed and injured during the violent dispersal of two protest camps on 14 August.

The dispersal of the camp in eastern Cairo's Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square left 377 dead, while the camp in Giza's Nahda Square resulted in 21 deaths, forensic officials told reporters.

The camps had been set up by supporters of Mohamed Morsi, who was removed from the presidency in July after mass protests.

A total of 726 protesters were killed nationwide in the period between 14 August and 13 November, Egypt's forensic medicine authority said.

Officials put the total number of police killed nationwide in the unrest on 14 August at 55, with 10 deaths occurring in the capital.

Some 120 people were killed in gun battles between pro-Morsi protesters and security forces in central Cairo's Ramses Square 16 August the forensic experts said.

A total of 146 members of the security forces have been killed since mid-August to date in Cairo alone, it added.

Several rights groups have released different figures for the violence.

Amnesty International said in October that since Morsi's ouster on 3 July, over 1,300 people had died in protests and political violence. Of these, 483 died in Cairo on 14 August at Rabaa Al-Adawiya and Nahda, including nine members of the security forces.

The state-run National Council for Human Rights urged citizens on Wednesday to submit testimonies related to violent incidents that have taken place since Morsi's exit. It said that state bodies are also providing necessary data for a report it is currently drawing up and is expected to publish shortly, after a fact finding committee assigned by the interim President Adly Mansour concludes its work.

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