Friday, December 10, 2010

Egyptian Police Beat Man to Death for Defaulting on Bank Loan

Egyptian plainclothes police officers have beaten a man to death in the country's second largest city, Alexandria, on grounds that he had defaulted on a bank loan.

Mustafa Attia, 39, was arrested on Tuesday on his way out from a broker. Two policemen put handcuffs on him and dragged the man along the street, al-Ahram newspaper reported on Thursday.

"Attia had already paid his debts before he was arrested, but the policemen didn't know that," the Secretary General of the Cairo-based Egyptian Organization for Human Rights Hafez Abu Saeda told al-Ahram on Thursday.'


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