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Human rights group urges U.S. to save tortured Egyptian children

Human rights group urges U.S. to save tortured Egyptian children Photo: MGNonline.

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Created: March 23, 2020 08:38 AM

CAIRO (AP) - An international right group says Egyptian security forces have arbitrarily arrested, forcibly disappeared and tortured children as young as 12 while prosecutors and judges turned a blind eye.

Human Rights Watch says it documented abuses against 20 children who were between the age of 12 and 17 at the time of arrest. Fifteen of them said they were tortured in pretrial detention, usually during interrogation while held incommunicado.

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The rights group urges the U.S., France and other European Union countries to halt their support to Egyptian security forces until the government takes steps to end the abuses and hold accountable those responsible. 


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