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Egyptian president promises to crack down on police abuses


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Egyptian president promises to crack down on police abuses

The president of Egypt has promised to crack down on police brutality

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has decided to act as public anger mounts over alleged abuses.

It comes as doctors in Cairo have staged a rare protest in support of two colleagues who they say were beaten by police for refusing to falsify medical records.

Anger over police abuses helped fuel the 2011 uprising in Egypt.

The government says all alleged violations are investigated.

Earlier this month, the body of an Italian student was found on the outskirts of Cairo bearing, what activists say, were marks of torture.

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