Rights council accuses police of ‘collective punishment’ against Ahly football fans

The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) is to issue a report by its fact-finding committee tasked with investigating the clashes that took place between the police and Ahly Club football fans, who call themselves "the ultras", at a match played last week.

Sources claim the report may conclude that the police to have applied "collective punishment" against the ultras, and should have shown more retraint.

Victims of the clashes told committee representatives, who visited them in the hospital, that the police had no justification for assaulting them.

The sources also said the council has tasked the committee with investigating the incidents that took place outside the Israeli Embassy on Friday, in which three people were killed and more than 1000 others were injured.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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