July 12th, 2016 by Editor
Qena criminal court delivered its judgment on the case of Talat Shbeb’s torture
On Tuesday 12 July 2016 Qena criminal tribunal delivered its judgment in the case of talaat Shabeb. As the police officer/ Samir Hany was sentenced 7 years in prison and three of the policemen were sentenced 5 years in jail and the minister of interior was requested to pay a suitable temporal compensation of 1,500000 for Talat’s wife as the guardian of Talat children and there are another 3 police officers and 4 Recruits were acquitted as they were charged with beating the Egyptian citizen talat shabeb to death in 24 November 2016.
On November 2015 a police force arrested Talat Shabeb, 47 years old; while he was sitting in A café in Al Awamya and he was to Luxor police station then his family were shocked after taking the death of their patriarch in Luxor international hospital.
Additionally, the coroner’s report stated that the victim was punched in his neck and his back which led to Fracture of the spine and severing the spinal cord then his death and after the submission of this report the perpetrators were asked by the general prosecution concerning the details of the incident.
In this context, EOHR has been focused on the elimination of the use of torture since its inception. Moreover EOHR submitted lots of draft law that include amendments on the articles concerned with the punishment of torture perpetrators in the penal code and also include the rehabilitation and training of the policemen to restrict the use of violence, eradicate torture along with respecting human rights.
In spite of the efforts that had been exerted by the police Academy but this matter needs more attention and retraining of policemen as a part of the mutual developmental program between The u NITED Nations and The police Academy to train the employees to respect the human rights during their interactions while on duty of enforcing law according to the UN principles.
Furthermore, Hafez Abu Seada –President of EOHR- called for quick amendments on the legislations related to the torture crime which is included in the penal code and the Criminal Procedures Act consistently with the Egyptian constitution and the Convention against Torture. Abu Seada also called upon the Egyptian judiciary to render its judgments fairly and speedily.
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