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Egypt to investigate claim that police detainee was tortured
Egypt to investigate claim that police detainee was tortured

Egypt's Interior Ministry will investigate the alleged torture of a detainee at a Cairo police station, local newspapers reported Tuesday amid growing accusations of abuse in Egyptian prisons and detention facilities. The investigation was prompted by the circulation of a minute-long video that purports to show a tortured inmate lying on the floor of a police cell.  The grainy footage was apparently shot by inmates in a nearby cell, who are heard shouting for help. One of them says "the guy is dying" and calls the unresponsive police officers "infidels." The video has been widely shared on social media sites since it was posted Sunday, with many government...

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