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No criminal violence in researcher’s death

No criminal violence in researcher’s death

EGYPT'S public prosecution says it has found no evidence of criminal violence in the death of an economic researcher after concluding investigations based on an autopsy report, despite concerns from human rights groups and the researcher's family. The prosecution's statement said the autopsy confirmed that the researcher, Ayman Hadhoud, had died due to a chronic heart condition and that his body was free of any marks of injury. Rights group Amnesty International said in a statement last week that its investigation based on official records, witness interviews and independent experts who examined leaked photos of Hadhoud's corpse strongly suggested he…
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Egypt human rights council tracking probe into researcher’s death

Egypt human rights council tracking probe into researcher’s death

EGYPT'S state-appointed human rights council has urged prosecutors to investigate whether an economic researcher who authorities say died after being interned in a psychiatric hospital was a victim of forced disappearance. The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) also said in a statement posted late on Monday that it was awaiting the result of an autopsy of the economist, Ayman Hadhoud, to see if he was subjected to torture before his death. Forced disappearance is a term activists use for detentions carried out by security agencies during which lawyers and relatives are not officially informed about the whereabouts of detainees…
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