Mohammed el-Gexndy, a 28-year-old activist, died of his wounds early Monday at a Cairo hospital after he was “tortured to death,” the Egyptian Popular Current party said in a statement. They claimed that police electrocuted him and beat him repeatedly on the head.
An autopsy has been ordered by the prosecutor’s office after he was arrested by police on January 27.
Three other detainees who were kept with Gendy testified to the police assaults on the victim who was announced dead by HelalHospital due to a “brain bleed”.
Members of the Popular Current Party are holding President Mohamed Morsi and his interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim responsible for the death of the 28-year-old victim.
Spokesperson of the party, Heba Yassin, said that the medical report that the party ordered revealed that the hospital’s report was amended to cover up what it described as the crime committed by state security police during their 3-day abduction of the victim.
The group insisted that it will go after the president and his interior minister – through legal and political means – until justice is served for Gendy and Amr Saad, a 20-year-old protester, who also died of his wounds sustained during clashes with security forces on Friday.
El-Gendy went missing for several days after protesting on Jan. 27 in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The protesters are opposed to Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi’s policies and are pressing him to amend the constitution, which was drafted by a panel dominated by Islamists and approved in a public referendum last year.
More than 60 people have died in recent protests across Egypt that began on Jan. 24, the eve of the second anniversary of the start of the uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
The Associated Press caught on camera the riot police beating and dragging a naked man during Friday clashes near Egypt’s presidential palace. The man, Hamada Saber, initially denied police abuse and said protesters undressed him. But later he changed his account of what happened, saying he lied to avoid more violence.
The video was broadcast live on Egyptian television late Friday as protests raged in the streets outside the presidential palace.
The beating prompted a rare statement of regret from the Interior Ministry, which promised to investigate the attack. The president’s office said it was pained by the images and called the assault “shocking.”
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