Rights centre demands investigation into claims corpses were thrown into Nile on Bloody Sunday

Ahram Online, Saturday 12 Nov 2011

An Egyptian human rights centre demands the general prosecutor look for nine bodies the army purportedly discarded into the Nile during the Coptic Maspero clashes

An Egyptian human rights centre has filed a complaint to the general-prosecutor demanding investigations into claims that dead bodies were thrown into the Nile during the Bloody Sunday Maspero clashes.

El Nadeem Centre for the Management and Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture received reports from witnesses that army trucks ran over the protesters during the 9 October clashes. To get rid of the bodies, say the witnesses, the military threw them into the Nile.

The Centre also asked the police to begin searching for the nine bodies.

On 9 October, the Egyptian army cracked down on Coptic protesters marching through Cairo to protest in front of Maspero, the state TV building, against recent attacks on churches across the country. The clashes left at least 26 dead.

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