May 9th, 2013 by Editor
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) denounces torturing Mohamed Al Sayed in Shobra Thani Police Station. In this regard, EOHR calls upon the prosecutor general and the Egyptian Minister of interior to open an immediate investigation on the severe physical torture incident that severely threatens the rule of law and the earnings of the revolution.
Mohamed Al Sayed was hit by a microbus. Following the incident, the victim and his mother went to Shobra Thani Police Station to file a police station against the microbus’s driver. Inside the police station, the victim and the microbus driver reached reconciliation, but the police officer did not like that and started insulting both the victim and the driver. The victim did not accept the officer’s behavior and asked him to stop, but the police officer detained him and attacked his mother. Mohamed Al Sayed filmed the attack with his mobile phone. When the police officer so that, he threatened to rape and started attacking him with an iron bar.
In this regard, EOHR calls upon the prosecutor general and the Egyptian Minister of interior to open an immediate investigation on the severe physical torture incident and declare the names of the real perpetrators. The involved police officer must be banned from handling their policing works until the end of the investigations and trial.
Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, stated that the practices of the police officers against the victim and his mother cannot be expected or even justified. These violent acts do not comply with the newly drafted Egyptian constitution, revolutionary principals or the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Convention against Torture. These international provisions are now considered as main parts of the Egyptian constitution.
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