Amnesty alleges Egypt military abused protesters
CAIRO - February 17, 2011 (WPVI) -- Amnesty International has published the testimonies of two detainees who allege the Egyptian military tortured them while they were in custody in the days before the ousting of Hosni Mubarak.
London-based Amnesty urged the military Thursday to end the abuses of detainees that took place during the 18-day uprising against Mubarak's regime.
The detainees say they were beaten, subjected to electric shocks, stripped, and dropped in barrels of water. Amnesty said some protesters are still in detention, but it did not say how many.
The military was deployed in Egypt on Jan. 28 to try to restore security as police disappeared from the streets amid the mass protests. Torture by police and other security agents has been widespread for years.
egypt, protest, national/world
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