At least 2,600 reportedly killed in Egypt following overthrow of Mohamed Morsi

Egypt’s National Council for Human Rights claims holding cells at police stations are filled to 400% capacity and prisons to 160%

At least 2,600 people have been killed in violence in the 18 months after the military overthrew Egypt’s president in 2013, nearly half of them supporters of the Mohamed Morsi, the head of a state-sanctioned rights body has said.

Mohammed Fayeq, head of the National Council for Human Rights, said on Sunday that the dead included 700 policemen and 550 civilians who were killed in the period between 30 June 2013 and 31 December 2014.

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