Egyptian Police Accused of Rights Abuses

(AP/Jerusalem Post) The first day, Egyptians opposed to the war in Iraq were allowed to vent anger in the streets. The next day, authorities let loose the police. Officers beat the largely peaceful protesters, lashed them with water cannon, and set dogs on them. Human rights groups say demonstration leaders were detained for days or weeks without charge, and in some cases tortured. Welcome to policing Egyptian-style. While authorities in Cairo have been discussing a proposal to train PA police, rights groups say Egyptian police tactics may be the last thing Gaza needs.

2004-06-29 00:00:00

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