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HRW accuses Egypt police of torturing detained children

In a report, Human Rights Watch said there is a pattern of abuse by police in EgyptHuman Rights Watch accused Egyptian police on Thursday of detaining and torturing 20 people, including eight children, saying there was a pattern of abuse in the North African country. HRW said that police had initially refused to admit they were holding the detainees for more than a week. “Some Egyptian officials have disappeared children and apparently tortured them, then faked arrest records to cover it up,” the report quoted HRW’s children’s rights director Zama Coursen-Neff as saying.

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