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Egypt: 6 policemen jailed for torturing inmate to death

Egyptian policemen [Amr Sayed/Apaimages]
Egyptian policemen [Amr Sayed/Apaimages]

The Egyptian Court of Cassation yesterday approved a ruling to send six Egyptian policemen to prison for periods of between three and seven years after they were found guilty of torturing a detainee to death, the Anadolu Agency reported.

A judicial source told the news organisation that the highest Egyptian court rejected the appeal on the ruling filed by Officer Samir Hani who was sentenced to seven years.

It also rejected the appeal filed by five other officers who were sentenced to three years in prison.

The court also approved a fine of 1.5 million Egyptian pounds ($85,000) issued to Major General Majdi Abdel-Fattah who was found to be responsible for the case.

Read: Egypt’s torture epidemic ‘a crime against humanity’

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