Egyptian protester dies after suspected police tor...

Egyptian protesters at the funeral of Mohamed el-Guindy, who is said to have been beaten and strangled by police.

An Egyptian protester has died after allegedly being beaten and strangled for four days by police, just days after another high-profile case of alleged police brutality, strengthening fears among the opposition that Egypt's new democratically elected government has as little respect for human rights as the dictatorship it replaced.

According to official hospital records, Mohamed el-Guindy died on Monday as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash. But activists allege that Guindy, a 28-year-old activist arrested following protests in Tahrir Square on 27 January, was left in a coma by police after officers took him to a police camp, strangled him with a cord and beat him until his ribs and jaw cracked – before abandoning him at a hospital in central Cairo on 31 January.

 

Read more: The Guardian online.