"As celebrations got underway for the third anniversary of Egypt’s uprising against the rule of Hosni Mubarak, elsewhere across the country security forces also sought to prevent anti-government gatherings, breaking-up marches and rounding up hundreds of protesters and bystanders.
The scale of arrests was staggering. More than 1,000 people were arrested in a single day according to the Interior Ministry. At least 64 people were killed and hundreds injured in the violence that broke out as security forces tried to clear the protests.
Eyewitnesses and former detainees have described to Amnesty International the beatings and ill-treatment they suffered at the hands of the security forces on 25 January."