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245 Egyptian students reported killed since 2013 coup

At least 245 Egyptian students were killed by the Egyptian army and police since the 2013 coup against President Mohamed Morsi, an NGO said this week. 

The Freedom Seekers Movement said that 487 students had also involuntarily disappeared over the same period.

According to the statement, some 5,032 students have been detained since Morsi’s overthrow. Less than half of them have been released.

“A total of 3,028 students are still in detention,” the NGO said.

The group went on to note that 300 students had been tried before military tribunals over the past two years.

The Egyptian regime has waged a harsh crackdown on dissent since the military coup against Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president.

Over the course of the last two and a half years, security forces have killed hundreds and detained tens of thousands of Morsi’s supporters.

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