Statistics released in Egypt have revealed the details of the casualties sustained since the military coup at the beginning of July 2013. Figures from the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) show 2,665 violent deaths and almost 16,000 people wounded since the ousting of elected President Mohamed Morsi.
The details were collected by ECESR in a huge internet-based documentation project called Wiki-Thwara aiming at recording the casualties in incidents taking place in the aftermath of the coup. The statistic for the number of deaths by violent means is up to and including 11 November; the figure for those wounded is up to 3 December. All incidents took place during the interim presidency of Adli Mansour.
The number of people arrested in Egypt during the same period, claims ECESR, is 13,145 during 718 incidents. However, the centre said that not all of the data-collection has been completed yet.
The number of killings peaked during August, said ECESR, when the Rabaa Al-Adawiyya and Al-Nahda massacres occurred. Almost 8,000 people were wound in the same month.
The centre has stressed that it has collected and analysed the data in a non-partisan way to avoid accusations of political bias which may make it difficult for fair and just trials to be held. However, it should be noted that the statistics released by ECESR show far higher numbers of casualties than the official statistics given out by official sources within the government.