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Revolution advocate found dead with torture marks

Rights lawyer claims advocate was a political target

A spokesman for the victims of the 25 January Revolution, Mohamed Fouad, was found dead in Giza with torture traces on his body.

The body of Fouad, who was himself injured during the 25 January Revolution, was found early on Sunday in an apartment in Faisal Street in Giza. He had been bound with a belt, and there were signs of head injuries, according to the report filed by his relatives to the police.

A customs officer in Safaga, Fouad participated in the 25 January Revolution and was shot in the leg during the landmark Day of Rage on 28 January 2011. He had also been injured during the clashes in Mohamed Mahmoud Street in November 2011, and suffered an eye injury by a birdshot during the Presidential Palace clashes in November 2012.

The late revolutionary was an advocate for the cause of the 25 January Revolution’s victims. Rights lawyer and a member of the Front of Defence for Egyptian Protesters Mahmoud Abdel Gawad told Daily News Egypt that a man of his profile had to have been targeted to be found dead in the way he was found.

“The body is yet to be examined by forensic medicine authority,” Abdel Gawad said, adding that Giza prosecution ordered criminal investigative experts to investigate the incident.


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