Egyptian presidency denounce man beating incident



Cairo: Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi today denounced the incident in which a group of policemen stripped, dragged and beat a man outside the presidential palace, following renewed violence in the capital.

The presidency condemned the sorrowful incidents when clashes erupted between protesters and security forces in front of the palace yesterday.

A statement on Mursi's Facebook page said it regretted the dragging and beating of the protester.

The clip which was shown on private TV stations where men in uniform brutally beat a man and stripped him naked in the street.

The man's wife later was interviewed on television where she said the police had taken her husband to the hospital and she thanked them for their help.

The Egyptian Presidency also praised the decision of the Interior Ministry's statement to investigate the incident after it said it was an individual act that would be investigated.

Meanwhile, both the Muslim Brotherhood Guidance bureau and the opposition National Salvation Front held separate closed meetings to discuss replies to the recent violence which ironically came a day after all parties signed Al-Azhar document to denounce violence in all forms.

PTI