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Egypt police kill Sudan migrant near Israel border

Egypt continues its policy of shooting unarmed migrants as Egyptian police kill a 23-year-old Sudanese trying to cross into Israel and wounds two more

AFP , Thursday 11 Aug 2011
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Egyptian police shot dead a Sudanese migrant and wounded two others on Thursday as they tried to cross illegally into Israel, a security official said.

The dead man, 23, died of a bullet wound in the thigh. The two others were taken to hospital, the official said.

Around 10 sub-Saharan migrants seeking better lives have been killed this year trying to cross the porous border into Israel, which has asked Egypt to clamp down on migrant traffic and smuggling.

That is a drop from 2010, in which they shot dead at least 28 migrants by August.

Rather than any change in the much-criticised policy of shooting unarmed migrants, the lower death toll has been attributed to laxer policing because the revolt that overthrew president Hosni Mubarak in February targeted police stations.

New York-based Human Rights Watch said last year that Egyptian police have killed at least 85 migrants near the border since 2007.

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12-08-2011 05:12pm
border control
shooting illegal emigrants into Israel serves Israel and is a good shooting training for the police force. When all these skills be utilized along the Gaza border or it could hurt the " business" The flow of trucks to Arish and beyond doesn t correspond to it s population nor to it s needs; you aren t stupid therefore you are complices as " money talks" as you say in Egypt !
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