Egyptian police detain anti-war demonstrators
The kidnapping of Hamdin Sabahee, a journalist and current member of Egypt's Parliament, in front of his home in Mohandiseen, Cairo took place Monday after he requested investigating Egypt's minister for interior affairs for the illegitimate use of excessive force by Egyptian police against anti-war demonstrators last Thursday and Friday, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) said Tuesday.
The people's representative himself, Mr. Sabahee, was badly beaten up by police forces at the Lawyers' Syndicate last Thursday where he gathered with other lawyers to protest the war. In the same day, his office director Ms Niveen Ahmed Samir was arrested and later ordered her detention four days pending investigation by Azbakia Prosecutor, Cairo with the charges of Participating in an assembly consisting of more than five persons and other similar charges.
The police forces have arrested and detained several hundreds of demonstrators, many of them have been severely beaten up and injured both during the arrest and later at police stations.
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