Egypt general prosecution requests autopsies on victims of Maspero clashes

Ahram Online , Monday 10 Oct 2011

Funerals of victims from Maspero clashes held up by prosecutor's demand for autopsies to be performed

Egypt's general prosecution has requested that forensic reports on the victims of last night's violent clashes in Maspero. in which at least 24 died, be submitted as part of its investigations.

The prosecutor-general announced that permits have been issued for the burial of 22 of the victims from last night's violent clashes outside Maspero.

The Abbasseya Cathedral has convinced some families to admit their relatives' bodies for autopsy and delay the funerals that had been expected to take place this afternoon.

The families had not wanted to have their loved ones to undergo autopsies as the hospital had all the information on file.

An Ahram Online correspondent at the Coptic Hospital, a kilometre away from Abbasseya Cathedral, reports that hundreds of relatives have gathered outside and are chanting anti-military council slogans.

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