Torture to Death in Egypt’s Police Stations

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author(s): Nancy Okail, Amr Ismaeil

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Talaat Shabib and Afify Hassan Afify are two Egyptian men who come from very different backgrounds and locations. Shabib was a papyrus salesman from Luxor in Upper Egypt, and Afify was a middle-class pharmacist from Ismailia along the Suez Canal. Despite their differences, they shared the same destiny: both men died last month in police stations, both allegedly due to torture. 

Shabib and Afifi are not unique cases; they are among 13 reported deaths in detention in November, nine of which were due to torture, according to Egyptian organization El Nadim Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture….

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