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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Policeman charged with torturing to death fish vendor released on bail, tuk tuk driver shot by policemen dies from wounds

One of the nine policemen charged with torturing to death fish vendor Magdy Maken last year has been released on EGP 5K bail, Al Shorouk reports. Meanwhile, a tuk tuk driver who was shot by a police officer a few days ago in Menoufiya has died from his wounds, Al Masry Al Youm reports. Last month, reports arose of a shakeup at the Interior Ministry ahead of the cabinet shuffle that saw more than 100 mid-level police officials and 11 assistant and deputy ministers reassigned. The ministry also introduced a number of new policies, including the formation of committees to evaluate policemen on ethics, behavior, and psychological condition, in addition to the establishment of its own human rights committee, which appear to be part of a reform of the police force promised by the government.

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