World Bulletin/News Desk
A university student died of torture inside a police station in the Egyptian capital Cairo, a student movement opposing President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi said Sunday.
"University student Mohamed Ramadan died inside a police station in Cairo of torture," the Students Against the Coup movement, which backs ousted president Mohamed Morsi, added on its Facebook page.
It said Ramadan was a School of Law student at Ain Shams University in eastern Cairo.
Movement spokesperson Jihad Sultan said Ramadan was arrested by Egyptian policemen outside the university 13 days ago.
"The rights of the martyrs will not get lost," Sultan said on her Facebook page in comment.
Interior Ministry spokesman Hani Abdel-Latif, meanwhile, denied reports about torturing the late student.
"Ramadan felt extremely ill inside the police station and he was then moved to a hospital where he died," Abdel-Latif told Anadolu Agency by phone.
He added that prosecutors had started investigating the student's death to know the reasons behind this death.
Universities across Egypt have been overwhelmed by protests for several weeks now, amid stepped-up security on campus.
The previous academic year, which began shortly after Morsi's ouster by the army and the onset of a deadly crackdown on Morsi's supporters, saw a wave of university protests that left several students dead and scores in detention.
Many students who had taken part in earlier campus protests have since been expelled by their respective universities.
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