Trial over Egyptian bakery worker’s torture to resume May 27

The trial into the 2012 torture and abduction of Egyptian bakery worker Waleed Taleb on the island of Salamina is due to resume on May 27 with the testimonies of witnesses for the defense.

Four men, including Taleb’s employer, stand accused of keeping the 32-year-old tied up and brutally torturing him for hours after he demanded to be paid overdue wages.

Taleb managed to escape from the warehouse where he was being held and was found by passers-by in Salamina collapsed beside a tree with a chain around his neck and signs of extensive violence to his face and body.

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