Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Egyptian student tortured to death in police custody

Daily News Egypt

Student dies in custody

Ministry of Interior claimed he is in custody and still alive, now claiming that he drowned to death


El-Nadeem Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence proclaimed on Wednesday that a detained student was tortured to death after being arrested and sent to Al-Salam Camp on 6 October.

The deceased is Omar Mohamed Khalifa Al-Sayed, a 21 year old engineering student who partook in the 6 October Pro-Morsi protests last Sunday near Qasr Al-Einy Street.

The Ministry of Interior stated on Friday that “Khalifa is detained under the jurisdiction of Qasr Al-Nil police station after partaking in the 6 October protests, a case was filed and media reports about his death are false, the student is in good health”

Al-Nadeem centre said that the Ministry of Interior told the Khalifa’s parents that he drowned to his death.
Last month, a French citizen who was detained for breaking the curfew in Zamalek, was attacked by his cellmates and later died of his injuries, in the same police station where Khalifa allegedly died.

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights condemned on Tuesday the brutality faced by many detainees and called on the officials responsible for their safety to be investigated, claiming that 24 individuals have died over the past year within Egyptian prisons.

The Front to Defend Egypt’s Protestors recorded the arrest of Khalifa as detainee number 81, case file number 9993 Qasr Al-Nil Misdemeanors .

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