The Shaha Boy, Torture and the Egyptian Police State

Egypt’s police have a reputation for brutality. Even so, the fate of the Shaha Boy is sickening.

This innocent [12 year old] boy entered the police station alive and left it as a dead body with all the signs of torture and pain. The following pictures are really shocking and appalling, so people with a light heart should heed my warning.

The minister of interior affairs’ assistant denies all that has happened, the photos that follow show such claims to be a lie.

The official report said that Mohamed Mamdouh did not have any signs of torture on his body, and that the cause of his death was due to heart failure

However, his body suffered from burns, fractures, serious injuries from electric shock to his buttocks and his testicles

What was the crime of a skinny 12 year old?

H/T: D.B. Shobrawy at Global Voices.

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One response to “The Shaha Boy, Torture and the Egyptian Police State

  1. What was the crime of a skinny 12 year old?

    Came in on a boring day for the state police, probably.