Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Egypt Accused of Torturing HAMAS Member to Death

The Palestinian Islamist group HAMAS, which governs the Gaza Strip, accuses the security forces of the autocratic regime of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak of torturing to death one of its members. The Egyptian state has long used torture against political opponents and other individuals viewed as threats, as is well documented by human rights organizations. Yusuf Hamadan Abu Zuhri, brother of HAMAS spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri, died on October 12 (Monday) after six months of imprisonment by Egyptian security forces.

HAMAS' media office released a statement about Yusuf Abu Zuhri's death yesterday, as well as photographs and a martyrdom poster (above) of him.

HAMAS (Yusuf Hamadan Abu Zuhri (Killed by Egypt)

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