Hundreds of Egyptian Villagers Lynch Two Men Accused of Kidnapping Children

by Colonel on March 19, 2013

“The residents of Mahallat Ziyad in Gharbiya province, north of Cairo, had chased the men through the village.

Security officials said some in the crowd tried to help free the two men but were pushed back by others.

The discredited police force disappeared completely from the streets in many areas during the revolution, and have only partially returned to work.

There have been 12 cases of lynching since 2011, in which 17 people have been killed, three of them in the past month alone.

Mamdooh al-Munir, a local spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood said that the lynching followed a spate of rapes in the area.

He said there had been a number of incidents in the last few months of girls being abducted on their way home from school.

” — Copyright 2013 BBC

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