On the 7th June 2010, Khaled Saeed a 28-year-old Egyptian was allegedly tortured to death by two police officers in plain clothes after refusing to be searched under the emergency law while he was sitting in an internet cafe. The Egyptian government denied the content of the testimonies of eyewitnesses as well as reports by human rights organizations and claimed that Khaled Saeed was a "wanted criminal" who died of ASPHYXIATION after swallowing a packet of drugs. The video is about a demonstration that took place a week later on the 16th of June 2010, near Khaled Saeed's house in Cleopatra district in Alexandria protesting against his murder.
Directors: Mohamad El Hadidi - Mayye Zayed
DOP: Mohamad El Hadidi
Editor: Mayye Zayed
Producer: Mayye Zayed
Subtitles: Sara Hatem - Rime El Sisi
Khaled Saeed was sitting in an internet cafe in near his house when the two wild detective cops (Mahmoud Al Fallah and Awad Abdel Zaher) ambushed that cafe asking people for their IDs which is totally out of their authority and without legal permission.
Khaled did reject that way of inhumane treatment and consequently was attacked so viciously , was kicked in his chest and belly severely, and his skull was smashed with the marble bar before all people and witnesses in the internet cafe while Khaled was bleeding. Then savage cops abducted Khaled and put him inside the police vehicle to continue torturing him to death in the police station. Finally, they threw his corpse in the street to claim that he was attacked by some strangers in order to avoid responsibility. The cops were released few hours later and some protesters were arrested.
Shocking pictures of Khaled Saeed's body, whose face is almost unrecognizable from the beating he received has been posted on the internet.
Check the photos here:
(WARNING: THE PHOTOS ARE HARD TO WATCH)
On June 12th, 2010 the department of media and public relations of the Egyptian ministry of interior issued a statement denying the content of the testimonies of eyewitnesses as well as reports by human rights organizations. The statement also claimed that Khaled Saeed was a "wanted criminal," with two convictions in absentia for theft and illegal possession of weapons, and that he had evaded his military service. It was claimed that Khaled had died of ASPHYXIATION after he swallowed a packet of drugs.
Khaled Saeed's death enraged many Egyptians, who went out on demonstrations protesting his brutal murder and demanding justice for Khaled and for his assassins to be judged - all the way up to the Minister of Interior, Habib El Adly. Khaled Saeed's murder was one of the reasons that started the January 25 revolution.
For more details about Khaled Saeed'd murder please check the following links:
The video was shot with Canon 550D Rebel T2i and edited with Adobe Premiere CS4 without any kind of color correction. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License.
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