Tanta Criminal Court sentenced the convicted captain and non-commissioned officer in absentia.

The Law Court
The Law Court

The court said it had previously sentenced the two policemen to one year in jail for torturing and injuring another citizen at the same police station.

A security source said that the case dated back to the arrest of two criminals with theft records and during their interrogation they were subjected to torture that left one of them dead and the other wounded.

The source added that the verdict against the two policemen would be appealed.

Egypt has recently witnessed a number of police torture cases, some of which resulted in deaths. That has led to the uproar of human rights groups to have accused the police of brutality.

In response, the Interior Ministry and President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi himself referred to them only as “individual cases” and not a general police behavior, stressing the perpetrators would be punished. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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