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Egypt Convicts 2 Officers Over Deadly Abuse of Detainees

An Egyptian court has convicted two police officers in absentia over torturing a detainee to death and critically injuring another as part of a government crackdown on police abuses. Judge Saeed Sabry on Saturday sentenced the officers to life in prison after the prosecution presented forensic testimony that detainee Ismail Abdel-Hameed was tortured to death in 2014. The two are on the run and were tried in absentia in the Nile Delta province of Tanta. If they surrender to...

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