US activist sues former Egyptian prime minister over arrest and torture

  • Hazem Abdel Aziz El Beblawi sued in Washington
  • Mohamed Soltan alleges he was targeted for assassination

A US activist arrested as part of a brutal crackdown in Cairo has filed a lawsuit against a former Egyptian prime minister who now lives in Washington DC, arguing he was targeted for assassination, arrest and torture. 

Mohamed Soltan was arrested following the violent dispersal of protesters in Cairo in 2013. Court documents chronicle the extensive physical torture Soltan suffered in multiple detention facilities during his 643-day detention, including beatings, denial of medical treatment and cigarette burns to the back of his neck.

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