An army officer tries to control the crowd as he escorts an Islamist man out of Cairo's Al-Fath mosque where Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi held up on August 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED
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Egypt's official human rights body on Monday blamed security forces and "armed elements" among protesters for the death of hundreds during the dispersal of a massive Islamist sit-in last August.The National Council for Human Rights said 632 people, including 8 policemen, were killed on August 14 when security forces dispersed Cairo's Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in, organised by supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.It also showed video of black-clad riot police beating a protester in custody.Neither Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood nor the security forces cooperated with the council, he added.
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