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Egypt: 6 Men Sentenced to Death Based on Testimonies Extracted Under Torture

HeadlineJun 16, 2017
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In more news on Egypt, six young men are facing execution based on confessions that human rights activists say were extracted under torture. The men are recent college graduates who were arrested in 2014, along with more than a dozen others. While their testimony was captured on camera, the men say they were beaten, shocked with electricity and hung in painful positions and then provided with written testimonies they were forced to read. They were sentenced to death last month on terrorism charges after a military trial. Human rights activists are now demanding a presidential pardon to save the men from execution.

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