Judge Minister Ahmed Mekki owes the family of activist Mohamed al-Gendi and all Egyptians an apology after the report of a tripartite forensics committee confirmed that al-Gendi died of torture, member of the oppositionist National Salvation Front Hamdeen Sabahi said on Thursday.
Al-Gendi was tortured to death yet Mekki had said that the young activist died in a car crash.
"It is unbecoming of a minister like the minister of justice to jump ahead of the forensics report on al-Gendi's death," Sabahi, founder of the Popular Current, said.
"He should have apologised after the tripartite committee's report but he did not."
Justice Minister Ahmed Mekki had said in a statement last Tuesday that the interior minister informed him al-Gendi died in a car crash according to an initial medical report.
The tripartite forensics committee which comprises senior forensic doctors confirmed that al-Gendi died of torture and severe beating.