Lagos - Five years after Egyptian's protested in what is now called the Arab Spring to oust then president Hosni Mubarak, the use of deadly police force persists.
The Nadim Centre, a local rights group, documented 474 deaths in police custody and 700 cases of torture in 2015 alone.
Rights groups say out of hundreds of cases of "forced disappearances" many have reappeared in prisons days or months later, while the whereabouts remain unknown.
Due to the police cracked down on any perceived threat to the regime of President Abade Fattah al-Sisi, arresting citizens and raiding private residences and cultural centrer in central Cairo has led to the arrests of many of the activists who once led calls for democratisation.
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- News 24