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Ayman Mehana: tortured and sexually assaulted in a CSF camp

torture and sexual assaults in central security forces camps in Egypt.
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Cabinet to discuss law combating rape and torture

Cabinet to discuss law combating rape and torture | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Egypt's cabinet said on Monday that it will discuss a proposed act to amend the Penal code, in a meeting scheduled for Wednesday that will be headed by the Prime Minister, Hisham Kandil.

The proposed law is meant to "counter the negative phenomena that emerged after the uprising in which some people finance crime to spread chaos," according to a local newspaper.

The current Criminal Law stipulates life imprisonment to crimes of kidnapping either through deception or coercion. One who commits such a crime coupled with rape is convicted to a death penalty.

The law also instructs that "each incident of assault by force or threat is punishable by hard labor of three to seven years."

The amendments provide a punishment of rigorous imprisonment to each public servant who tortures or orders the torture of a human being, which can be through inflicting physical or psychological pain.

The same punishment goes for whoever instigates torture or is silent about the act despite his ability to stop it. If the victim dies, the penalty of deliberate murder applies.

The amendments include punishing anyone who arrests, imprisons or detains a person without legal basis by imprisonment and a fine of not less than L.E. 10, 000 and not exceeding L.E. 30, 000.

The proposed law also suggests a punishment of imprisonment and a fine no less than L.E. 10, 000 and no more than L.E. 50, 000 for anyone who benefits directly or indirectly from committing any felony or misdemeanor set forth in the law.

 

This content is from :Aswat Masriya
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Égypte: La torture lie le gouvernement égyptien à un passé marqué par les brutalités (Communiqué)

Le 11 février 2011 demeure ancré dans la conscience du monde comme le jour où les Égyptiens, armés de courage, de détermination et d’espoir en un avenir meilleur, ont renversé un État policier répressif.

Deux ans plus tard, les frustrations augmentent face à la lenteur des réformes et face aux violences commises par la police et les forces de sécurité qui continuent d’agir en toute impunité.

Les brutalités policières furent l’un des principaux déclencheurs de la « Révolution du 25 janvier ».

En 2010, des policiers ont frappé à mort Khaled Said, suscitant l’indignation générale. Cela a débouché sur la création du groupe Facebook « Nous sommes tous Khaled Said », qui a joué un rôle important dans la mobilisation des manifestants le 25 janvier 2011.

Le gouvernement égyptien actuel n’a de toute évidence guère appris de la chute de son prédécesseur. Malgré les preuves accablantes, il préfère fermer les yeux sur les allégations persistantes de torture, répétant qu’il s’agit d'actes isolés.

 

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Egypt: Rights Group Calls for Immediate Investigation On Al Gindy Torture Crime

Egypt: Rights Group Calls for Immediate Investigation On Al Gindy Torture Crime | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses worry for what Al Watan Newspaper published (..), on Mohamed Al Gindy, the Egyptian citizen that died under torture after he was arrested while celebrating the second memorial of the 25th of January anniversary. When the Egyptian Ministry of Justice stated that Al Gindy died in a car accident, Sherif Al Behiry, an eye witness, former member of Muslim Brotherhood, stated that the victim died under torture.

Sherif Al Behiry was a member of an 18-member-group of the brotherhood that went to the Central Security Forces Camp in Al Gabal Al Asfar Area to force the protesters to give confessions on the protest of January 28, 2013, specially receiving money from the National Salvation Front. The witness said that Al Gindy clashed with one of the police officers for unjustified arrest. Al Gindy was taken, from among 60 protesters mounted on a lorry, to a separate room and got tortured until death. The other citizens were tortured by the brotherhood members in another room.

 

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Muslim Brotherhood denies torturing political activists

Muslim Brotherhood denies torturing political activists | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Muslim Brotherhood denied claims that its members were present during the alleged torture of Mohamed El-Gendy.

El-Gendy was found in a coma in a hospital by his family three days after he disappeared from protests on 28 January. He died soon afterwards, amid claims that he had been captured and tortured to death by the police, whereas the hospital claims he was transferred from a car accident.

A person using an alias appeared on the Al-Nahar TV channel on Saturday, claiming that he belonged to the Brotherhood and was present during the torture of El-Gendy. He stated he, among other Brotherhood members, was called to the Gabal Ahmar state security camp “to assist the police in arresting the protesters”. (Daily News Egypt)

 

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Cairo drug rehabilitation centre suspected of torturing patients: Prosecutors

Cairo drug rehabilitation centre suspected of torturing patients: Prosecutors | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Staff members at a private drug rehabilitation centre in Cairo's Muqattam district were found to have tortured their patients, according to the preliminary findings of an investigation by prosecutors released Wednesday.

Investigations were initially launched when Nabil (last name withheld), 45, told police that his son, Alaa, a patient at the centre, had gone missing. After inspecting the centre’s facilities, police found that 20-year-old Alaa had reportedly committed suicide in one of the centre’s bathrooms.

Alaa’s parents, however, subsequently provided South Cairo prosecutors with video footage showing incidences of torture on the centre’s premises, Al-Ahram’s Arabic-language website reported on Wednesday. (Ahram Online)

 

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Investigations begin in case of tortured-to-death Egyptian

Investigations begin in case of tortured-to-death Egyptian | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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A prosecutor's office has ordered the autopsy of Mohamed al-Gendy who his attorney argues was "tortured to death" after his arrest by police in January 27.

The attorney explained that the three other detainees who were kept with Gendy testified to the police assaults on the victim who was announced dead by Helal Hospital this morning due to a "brain bleed".

Meanwhile, the Popular Current - a prominent opposition party - has held President Mohamed Mursi and his interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim responsible for the death of the 28-year-old victim. 

Popular Current spokesperson Heba Yassin has said that the medical report that the party ordered revealed that the hospital's report was amended to cover up, what it described as, the crime committed by state security police during their 3-day abduction of the victim. 

A local newspaper had reported that the latter report showed evidence of torture, including electrocution marks, three broken ribs and a fractured skull, on Gendy's body. 

It showed that the victim was hit on the head by a sharp tool and had parts of his body ironed, which are all injuries that could not have been caused as a result of a car accident, the Popular Current said.

The group insisted that it will go after the president and his interior minister - through legal and political means - until justice is served for Gendy and Amr Saad, another member of the Current who was killed in clashes that erupted by the presidential palace on Friday.

 

This content is from :Aswat Masriya  

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Torture Stats and Officials’ Comments

Torture Stats and Officials’ Comments | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Despite reports and documented incidents on torture at the hands of Security Forces, Egypt officials still not giving the issue any attention (Daily News Egypt)

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Children give testimonies on torture, sexual abuse in prison

Children give testimonies on torture, sexual abuse in prison | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Several children and young men have reported that they were physically and sexually abused by police officers and Central Security Forces while in detention at CSF camps.

The children gave their testimonies during a press conference, “A homeland without torture,” held on Thursday at the Center for Rights in Medicine. They said that the abuse occurred after they had been caught up in random group arrests, despite not being involved in nearby violent clashes. (Egypt independent)

 

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Torture claims fuel anger in Egypt (CNN video)

Allegations of police torture fuel Egypt's political crisis and anger a mother who lost her son. Reza Sayah reports.
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Egypt activist Gendi died after car crash, not torture: doctor

Egypt activist Gendi died after car crash, not torture: doctor | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

An Egyptian activist whose death provoked violent protests was killed in a car crash and was not tortured to death by police, a senior forensic official said on Tuesday.

Fellow campaigners had said Mohamed el-Gendi, 23, was rounded up along with other youth protesters on January 25, the second anniversary of the start of the Egyptian revolt against autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Security sources said he was taken to a state security camp, interrogated and tortured, drawing parallels with the brutal tactics used by Mubarak's henchmen during his rule.

The interior ministry had already denied the accusations saying Gendi was hit by a car on January 28, and taken to Cairo's Hilal hospital where he died some days later.

 

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State TV presenter interrogated for asking Qandil about torture

State TV presenter interrogated for asking Qandil about torture | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsoud referred a state TV presenter to interrogations after the presenter asked the prime minister about dragging citizens and torturing them in the streets during a live news conference, state TV sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm.

State TV attempted to mute the sound when the presenter, Ahmed Abdel Aziz, raised the question with Prime Minister Hesham Qandil, who responded by telling Abdel Aziz not to watch TV too much. (Egypt independent)

 

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Security sources: Egyptian activist tortured to death

Security sources: Egyptian activist tortured to death | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

An Egyptian activist who died Monday was beaten unconscious during interrogation at a security camp where he was detained for three days, two security sources told Reuters Tuesday.

The security sources spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity as they are not authorized to speak to journalists.

Human rights campaigners say the same brutal tactics that helped ignite the uprising against autocrat Hosni Mubarak two years ago are back under the auspices of freely elected President Mohamed Morsy.

Mohamed al-Gendy was rounded up along with other youth protesters on 25 January, the second anniversary of the start of the anti-Mubarak revolt, and taken to Gabal Ahmar, a state security camp on the outskirts of Cairo. (Egypt independent)

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