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Egypt exhumes police torture victim body for second autopsy

By-Egypt News

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Sunday ,20 June 2010

Egypt exhumes police torture victim body for second autopsy

 A chief coroner of Egypt's province of Alexandria ordered Wednesday the body of the young man killed in an alleged police beating in Alexandria last week Khaled Saeed to exhume for a second autopsy

The body was transported to the morgue amid heavy security.
The Cairo-based El-Nadim Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence had contested the first autopsy report, describing it as inaccurate since it failed to take samples from congested areas of the victim's lungs.
 
Meanwhile, Alexandria prosecutors continued their reinvestigation into the incident, taking testimony from 11 witnesses in the case. 
 
They also examined a picture of the victim's body that had been posted on the Internet.
 
Owner of the cyber cafe in which Saeed had been arrested Hassan Mesbah, 62 said that "The picture was of a bald man, whereas Saeed had long hair"
 
Mesbah added that "The police barged in, tied Saeed up and began beating him"
 
On his part, Egypt's Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud ordered on Tuesday a new autopsy for the young man killed in an alleged police beating that has outraged government critics.