Family says Egyptian pro-democracy activist beaten in jail

Family says Egyptian pro-democracy activist beaten in jailThe family of a leading Egyptian pro-democracy activist, who was arrested amid a recent clampdown following anti-government protests, said on Thursday that he was beaten, threatened and stripped to his underwear while in custody. There was no immediate comment from Egyptian authorities to the allegations. Alaa Abdel-Fattah rose to prominence with the 2011 uprisings that swept the Middle East and in Egypt toppled longtime President Hosni Mubarak.



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