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Egypt opposition demands Morsi be ousted and tried

AFP, CAIRO

Prosecutors say Hameda Saber, a 48-year-old construction painter, was found carrying gasoline bombs.

State television aired overnight a recording of Saber, lying on bed in a police hospital, giving his account of the incident, in which he blamed protesters for stripping and robbing him.

It was not clear how his account could be reconciled with the widely seen footage, which clearly showed police beating him with truncheons and dragging him naked across a road.

Additional reporting by Reuters

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