4 February 2013

Egypt: Presidency Follows Up Investigations of Ittihadiya Dragging Incident

Photo: Ahmed Hamed/Aswat Masriya
Protesters set fire to police armoured vehicle (file photo).

The Presidency condemned the recent Ittihadiya incident of policemen dragging a protester in a way inconsistent with dignity and human rights. It renewed its condemnation in a statement on Sunday 3/2/2013 confirming keenness of all State institutions to apply articles of the Egyptian constitution banning torture or terrifying or harming any human whether physically or morally.

The presidency also rejected utilizing this incident to justify attacks on State institutions and violent practices. It also confirmed that it is following up the investigations and it will declare the results to the public.

Meanwhile, Hamada Saber, the Ittihadiya incident victim, backtracked on his previous statements in which he accused protesters of attacking him while acquitting the security forces from the incident.

The prosecution ordered moving the citizen from the Police Hospital to another governmental hospital.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Egypt State Information Service. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.