CAIRO — Egyptian prosecutors arranged four policemen to be arrested pending an investigation into the death of a young guy while in detention, two juvenile officials said Sunday.
The four policemen must be held initially for four times.
The 26-year-old guy was detained earlier this month after clashes coming from a monetary dispute in Cairo’s Moneib district, the Interior Ministry said.
The man was declared dead of heart failure in a hospital a day after his arrest, according to the ministry which oversees authorities. The ministry claimed the man was injured in the clashes.
Officials said that the young man, recognized by the nickname Islam el-Australia, clashed with police when they attempted to dismantle his street stall.
The family of this guy has accused the authorities of murdering him, according to prosecutors who arranged forensic specialists to ascertain the reason behind death once they discovered abrasions on his torso.
The judicial officials stated closed-circuit video footage revealed that the guy entered the police station living before he had been taken by ambulance to a local hospital the following day. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren’t authorized to brief the press.
Adhering to the child’s passing, dozens of people protested outside the local police station before security forces spread them sealed off the region.
An Egyptian journalist who reported about the”consequences” of this guy’s passing was detained last week and ordered arrested for 15 days on charges of broadcasting bogus information, his employer said.
Rights groups say mistreatment and torture remain prevalent in Egyptian prisons, allegations denied by the authorities.