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Forum Post: Al-Gendy's funeral turned into anti-MB demonstration

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 5, 2013, 6:47 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Sami Diab, human rights activist, said that the funeral of Mohammed al-Gendy in Tanta was turned into anti-MB demonstration demanding toppling the president as well as the government.

He added that policemen are trying to arrest a number of demonstrators at al- Bahr street, and some demonstrators got injured at the clashes with the police. http://www.coptsunited.com/Details.php?I=784&A=8481

The president's office released a statement saying it was contacting the Public Prosecution to investigate Mohamed al-Gendy's death, in response to allegations from the Popular Current that he was tortured inside Gebel Ahmar, a Central Security Forces camp.

The statement, published on Facebook, said, "There is no going back to violating the rights of citizens and their public and private freedoms after the glorious 25 January revolution."

Popular committees had secured entrances to Tahrir Square to prepare for funerals for Gendy and Amr Saad, shutting down all entrances to traffic except for the one by Omar Makram Mosque, while a mass march that included former presidential candidate and Popular Current leader Hamdeen Sabbahi and political activist Mamdouh Hamza left carrying both bodies from Zinhom Morgue near Sayeda Zeinab to Tahrir Square.

Saad died Sunday evening after being shot during clashes in front of Ettehadiya Palace Friday, while Gendy died in the hospital Monday morning after disappearing on 28 January from Tahrir Square. The hospital said he had been in a car accident, but a human rights lawyer said that he had clear torture marks on his body and accused the hospital of changing Gendy's arrival date to cover up his kidnapping. http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/update-president-orders-investigation-gendy-s-death-funeral-heads-tahrir

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