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Rights group: Egypt executes 3 Islamists tortured to confess

AP  |  Cairo 

An international rights group says executed three members who were sentenced to death following and beatings to extract confessions.

Friday's statement from says families of the men were notified of their hanging on Thursday and asked to come to the morgue to pick up the bodies.

The three were convicted last year for the 2014 killing of a judge's son in the Nile Delta town of Mansoura.

HRW says a letter from one of the men was reportedly smuggled out of prison, describing and beatings.

Michael Page, at the New York-based group, says "committed a glaring injustice by executing three men who apparently gave 'confessions' extracted through electric shock and other "

There was no immediate comment from authorities.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 03:50 IST