Video Shows Egyptian Police Beating Naked Protester (Video)

by
Sameera Ehteram

An Egyptian television channel broadcasts a graphic video of Egyptian riot police beating a naked protester in Cairo.

But here, in a police hospital, the man claims it wasn't the police who assaulted him - he says it was anti-government demonstrators.

"They took my clothes off", he says, "Maybe they were looking for money in my pockets. Then someone among them shouted 'he is not a soldier, he is an old man and you are going to kill him'. The soldiers ran towards me. I was afraid of them, but they were saying "We will not beat you".

But the video clearly contradicts his words, and many - including his own daughter - believe the statement may have been forced under police threats.

The incident comes after nearly 60 people have already been killed in over a week of violent clashes across Egypt.

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