Police killing sparks Egypt protest

Alleged killing of young man in Egypt puts country's emergency law under scrutiny.

    Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered an investigation into the death of Khaled Saeed, a young man allegedly killed by police in the coastal city of Alexandria.

    Activists and family members say the 28-year-old was tortured to death for possessing video material that implicates members of the police in a drug deal.

    The allegations of Saeed being brutally murdered by police triggered protests in Alexandria and Cairo, the capital.

    Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports on how police brutality has once again put the country's emergency law under the spotlight.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.