Report: ‚Egyptian army involved in torture‘

10.02.2011                     06.Adar l, 5771


Report: 'Egyptian army involved in torture'

The 'Guardian' reports that the Egyptian military secretly detained hundreds and possibly thousands of gov't opponents.

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….