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8 Egypt officers charged with torturing prisoner to death

Prisoners are seen during a court case in Cairo on 28 July 2018 [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images]
Prisoners are seen during a court case in Cairo on 28 July 2018 [Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images]

An Egyptian criminal court yesterday adjourned the hearing of eight Egyptian officers who are accused of torturing a prisoner to death, Almesryoon reported.

The hearing was adjourned, the court said, allow enough time to hear witness statement. Seven officers are being held in prison until the next court session which has been scheduled for 14 January. Another of the defendants was released on bail.

All the eight officers were accused of torturing Mahmoud Hussein to death in order to force him to confess killing his grandmother and stealing her jewelry.

The court heard how the officers allegedly tied the prisoner and took turns to beat him; punching him, slapped him and hitting him with sticks. They went on to electrocute him in different parts of his body.

Hussein was also allegedly later crucified on a wooden cross, stripped and beaten until he died.

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