Family demands 4M EGP in compensation for death of detained relative
Talaat Shabib, reported dead less than an hour in detention - Youm7

CAIRO: A family demanded 4 million EGP ($510.6K) in “temporary compensation” for their relative who died while detained at Luxor police station, Youm7 reported Saturday.

On Saturday, nine police personnel stood their first trial session over charges of killing a 47-year old inmate, Talaat Shabib, while in detention in November 2015.

Hundreds of Shabib’s family members mounted protests accusing officers of beating and assaulting him in custody.

Shabib was arrested from a café on accusations of possessing drugs in November 2015.

The Interior Ministry repeatedly ruled out accusations of “systematic torture” at detention places, and instead called the incidents as “individual violations,” whose perpetrators will be brought to justice, according to November statements by ministry’s spokesperson Abu Bakr Abdel Karim.

In November alone, nine died out of at least 49 cases of torture in custody in Egyptian prisons, the Nadeem Center documented via media reports, noting wide violations taking place at the maximum security Scorpion Prison, where inmates are reportedly denied treatment, visits and winter clothes.

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