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Vol 56 No 25

Published 18th December 2015


Egypt

Police under fire for excesses

Law enforcement has long been notorious for routine brutality, but recent cases of extreme violence have drawn public anger and the attention of the President 

Signs of tension between the ruling military and the Ministry of Interior, which governs Egypt's police, are on the rise after a string of deaths in custody and evidence of torture in police stations. President Abdel Fattah el Sisi is reportedly attempting to persuade the police to curb their excesses, especially against detainees who are not suspected of political activism.

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