`Egypt’s Army tortured, killed demonstrators during 2011 uprising`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 13:50

London: Egypt’s armed forces participated in forced disappearances, torture and killings across the country during the 2011 uprising, according to a leaked presidential report on revolution-era crimes.

The report was submitted to President Mohamed Morsi by his own hand-picked committee in January, and has yet to be made public.

Egypt’s armed forces had declared their neutrality during the uprising, with the police blamed for much of the bloodshed.

According to the Guardian, a chapter in the report recommends that the government investigate the highest ranks of the military to determine who was responsible.

More than 1,000 people, including many prisoners, are said to have gone missing during the 18 days of the revolt. Scores turned up in Egypt`s morgues, shot or bearing signs of torture.

The findings of the high-level investigation, implicating Egypt`s powerful military, will put pressure on Morsi, who assumed power from the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces after his election in June and has declined to prosecute any officers, despite allegations that some participated in abuse, the report added.


First Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 13:49
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