Amateur footage of man apparently being whipped
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Egyptian police accused of 'abuse'

4 December 2013 Last updated at 09:04 GMT

Almost three years after the ousting of Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak, human rights campaigners are warning that cases of police brutality are still occurring, unchecked.

A grainy video circulating widely on social media appears to show a blindfolded man being whipped with a leather belt.

The identity of his abuser is unclear, but police admit the man was arrested in the southern province of Minya. They say he was involved in a deadly attack on a police station.

Orla Guerin reports from Cairo.