A YouTube video clip showed a security officer shooting demonstrators in Tahrir Square amid praises from his colleagues. The clip received more than 70,000 views.
“An officer who shoots people in the eyes is continuing practices of the former regime,” said professor of psychiatry at Al-Azhar University Hashem Bahary, explaining that a man’s personality is the result of past and present experiences. “Those officers should have been rehabilitated.”
Bahary, who spent seven years giving psychological training to police officers, also said that officers praising their colleagues for shooting demonstrators suffer from the same syndrome.
Translated from the Arabic Edition