Mideast Egypt

February 20, 2013 - 3:30 PM
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, Egyptian riot police beat a 48-year-old Hamada Saber after stripping him, and before dragging him into a police van, during clashes next to the presidential palace in Cairo. Video of the incident outraged Egyptians. More than a dozen Egyptian rights groups allege that police abuse and brutality are on the rise in detention centers and during protests. The groups charged in a statement Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 that police were reverting back to the systematic torture that prevailed under the previous autocratic regime. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)