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Egypt's military accused of detaining and torturing anti-government protesters

Mohit= The Egyptian military has been accused by human rights campaigners of targeting hundreds of anti-government protesters since the mass protests against President Hosni Mubarak began a fortnight ago.

Human Rights Watch said that it has documented 119 arrests of civilians by the military, but believes there are many more.

The international non-governmental organization has also documented detentions including an unnamed democracy activist who described being stopped by a soldier who insisted on searching his bag, where he found a pro-democracy flyer.

Heba Morayef, a Human Rights Watch researcher in Cairo, said: "A lot of families are calling us and saying: 'I can't find my son, he's disappeared.' I think what's happening is that they're being arrested by the military."

One of those detained by the army, 23-year-old Ashraf, said that he was detained last Friday on the edge of Tahrir Square.

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