Lynching: Egyptians take law into own hands



Videos of brutal public executions have become increasingly common in Egypt. Experts say lynching phenomenon could spread to major cities

Sherif Tarek, Wednesday 8 May 2013

Egyptians surround the bodies of two men hung by their feet in a bus station after being accused of theft in Samanod, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) north of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday March 17, 2013 (Photo: AP)

Egged on by communal acceptance, mob killings of alleged criminals have been spreading across rural areas of Egypt amid a chronic security vacuum and a surging crime rate. These brutal vigilante executions have been on the rise with at least 17 reported since the 2011 revolution.

Sharqiya – the third largest governorate by population, located east of the Nile Delta – is plagued by the most frequent street justice murders. During the last two and a half years, its villages have witnessed over a dozen mob killings.

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One Reply to “Lynching: Egyptians take law into own hands”

  1. Vigilante action takes place when either the courts and police have failed and the people organize to protect themselves, or society breaks down and people decide to get some payback.

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