Amnesty: Prison Torture Common in Egypt

(AP/Washington Post) Torture and abuse are systematic in jails in Egypt, and at least seven people died in police custody there last year, the London-based human rights group Amnesty International said Thursday. "Torture and other cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment continue to be practiced systematically in detention centers," Amnesty said. Earlier this month, New York-based Human Rights Watch issued a similar report.

2003-11-21 00:00:00

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