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Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate torture claims

Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate torture claims

Amnesty International is calling on Egyptian authorities to investigate allegations that police tortured a young man to death in Alexandria and dumped his mutilated body into a canal.
According to the rights group, the family of Ahmed Shabaan says police officers beat him at the Sidi Gaber police station, which has been at the center of abuse allegations before.
Amnesty says the 19-year-old man went missing Nov. 7 and his body was recovered in a canal four days later.
Egypt's Interior Ministry denies the allegations and says it has no record of police ever arresting Shabaan.
Two officers from the same station are being tried in the killing of another man, Khaled Said, who witnesses say was dragged out of a cafe by plainclothes officers and beaten to death.