Egyptian police accused of torture

After an attack on a Coptic church, Egyptian police are accused of targeting Salafist Muslims.

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    As the investigation by Egyptian police into the bombing of a Coptic Church in Alexandria goes on, there have been a number of reported arrests.

    Among those held are a group of conservative Islamic followers known as Salafists.

    Scores have been reportedly arrested by police over recent days - one of them, 31-year-old Sayyed Bilal, is now dead.

    His family says Bilal died as a result of torture, and they have filed an official complaint with the prosecutor's office.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Alexandria.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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