Conflict & Justice

Egypt's Police: Once Brutal, Now Mostly Missing from the Streets


Egyptian police recruits being put through training. (Photo: BBC)

The Egyptian police have long ruled the streets with an iron fist. Disgust with police brutality is in part what drove people two years ago to overthrow the former dictator.

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Lately, officers have retreated to their barracks, and are rebuilding.

BBC reporter Shaimaa Khalil has the story.

Listen to our recent interview with journalist Shaimaa Khalil who discusses her documentary series, "Egypt's Challenge."