Minister in Morsi’s Government Filmed Beating 11 Year-Old Child at Rally (Video)
Minister in Morsi’s Government Filmed Beating Young Boy during Cairo Muslim Brotherhood Demo
Transcript via MEMRI:
Ahmad Osama Sayyed: I was walking along and saw demonstrations. People were fighting, and there were fires. I said to them: “Shame on you. you’re destroying the country. To hell with Morsi.”
Interviewer: That’s what you said?
Ahmad Osama Sayyed: Yes. One of them chased me and gave me a kick. They started slapping me. I tried to run, but I fell to the ground. One of them punched me, and another kicked me in the side.
Interviewer: After they beat you up, what happened?
Ahmad Osama Sayyed: One of them took me away, and then another one came. He pinned me to the wall, and they started beating and kicking me again.
Interviewer: I was told that you fainted or lost consciousness.
Ahmad Osama Sayyed: Yes. One of them asked me if I had been hired by the Interior Ministry. I said: “No, I’m from another neighborhood.” They kept on beating me, again and again. That’s it.[…]
Interviewer: You said that you could identify some of your attackers, and that you had seen one of them on TV beforehand.
Ahmad Osama Sayyed: That’s right.
Interviewer: Who was he? The minister of investment?
Ahmad Osama Sayyed: Yes, Yahya Hamid.
Interviewer: He was one of your attackers?
Ahmad Osama Sayyed: Yes.
The beating was filmed at a Morsi rally earlier this month.