Campaigners have accused Egyptian security forces of killing dozens of alleged militants in extrajudicial executions then claiming the deaths occurred during “shoot-outs”.
Human Rights Watch cited interior ministry statements as reporting 755 such killings between 2015 and 2020.
It examined the cases of 14 men, whose relatives said they died in custody but the interior ministry has not commented though its statements said its forces opened fire in self-defence.
They also said that most of those killed over the five-year period were sought for “terrorism” and that most belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood. END