'Random' Egypt arrests after Israel embassy attack

September 19, 2011 17:36


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CAIRO - Egyptian rights groups have accused Egyptian authorities of carrying out random arrests after this month's attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo, citing it as another example of a return to the ways of ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Security forces detained around 200 people after Egyptians took part in a protest on Sep. 9 at the embassy. The protesters stormed the embassy building and clashed with police. Three people died and more than 1,000 were injured.

Those in custody could be tried in special security courts under emergency laws still in place after Mubarak's ouster.

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