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16,000 said jailed since Morsi’s ouster

Posted: March 17, 2014 at 4 a.m.

CAIRO — Egypt’s crackdown on Islamists has jailed 16,000 people in the past eight months in the country’s biggest roundup in nearly two decades, according to previously unreleased figures from security officials. Rights activists say reports of abuses in prisons are mounting, with prisoners describing systematic beatings and miserable conditions for dozens packed into tiny cells.

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Front Section, Pages 6 on 03/17/2014

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