The battered body of 19-year-old Tharwat Sameh was found dead on the Fayoum Desert Road, 130 kilometers southwest of Cairo on Monday. He had disappeared July 22 from the October 6th neighborhood, a suburb of the capital. His corpse showed obvious signs of torture: beatings, cuts, burns, and traces of electric shock.
His relatives had lost track of the young man Saturday morning, when Tharwat left the house without his cell phone. There was no news for more than 24 hours. Then an anonymous call came in to the family: They were told their son was a victim of a car accident and was in a hospital in Fayoum.
While the parents travel to the location, Sada al-Balad published the first news on the finding of the body of an unidentified young man, along with the horrible photos of the body. That’s how they find out about the tragedy.