Egypt Security Forces Beat Protesters Arrested May 4, HRW Says

Egyptian military soldiers beat and tortured protesters who were arrested after demonstrating near the country’s Defense Ministry on May 4, Human Rights Watch said today, citing interviews with victims and lawyers.

Security forces detained at least 350 demonstrators after protests turned violent that day, with at least 256 remaining in detention, the New York-based rights group said in a statement on its website.

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