7,000 killed by Egypt coup forces, claims judge

Judge Mohamed Gharib slammed the Egyptian judiciary for not starting an investigation into the death of 7,000 civilians killed by post-coup government forces.

7,000 killed by Egypt coup forces, claims judge

World Bulletin / News Desk

A senior judge in Egypt, Judge Mohamed Gharib, has accused the Egyptian security forces of killing up to 7,000 civilians since carrying out the military coup that ousted the elected president Mohamed Morsi in July.

Speaking on Al-Jazeera’s Hadith Al-Thawra program, Gharib, who is also part of Morsi’s defense team, accused the judiciary of being biased against Morsi’s supporters, locking up schools children for carrying pencil case equipment with the four-finger salute of the Rabia al-Adawiyyah protests while ignoring the case of 7,000 slain victims.

Mohamed Morsi has been in prison since being taken down in the July 3, 2013 coup and had recently appeared in his fourth court hearing. His supporters say that the charges put against him are politically motivated.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Ocak 2014, 17:04