Report: 'Egyptian army involved in torture'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 10, 2011 03:23

The Egyptian military secretly detained hundreds, or possibly thousands, of suspected government opponents since the anti-government protests against Egyptian Prime Minister Hosni Mubarak began, and some of the detainees were tortured, reported UK newspaper the Guardian on Wednesday.

The Guardian reported that it had spoken to detainees who said they suffered extensive beatings and other abuses by the military.  Those released gave graphic accounts of physical abuse by soldiers who accused them of acting for foreign powers, including Hamas and Israel.

According to the report, some of the detainees were held inside the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities at the edge of Tahrir Square and included human rights activists, lawyers, and journalists, though most have been released.


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