An Egyptian protester rushes away during a protest in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on February 1, 2013
An Egyptian protester rushes away during a protest in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on February 1, 2013. Egypt's Culture Minister Mohammed Saber Arab resigned on Monday after police were filmed beating and dragging a naked man during clashes outside the president's palace, official media reported. © Khaled Desouki - AFP/File
An Egyptian protester rushes away during a protest in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on February 1, 2013
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Last updated: February 4, 2013

Egyptian minister resigns over police abuse, reports official media

Egypt's Culture Minister Mohammed Saber Arab resigned on Monday after police were filmed beating and dragging a naked man during clashes outside the president's palace, official media reported.

The state's Al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website that he stepped down in protest at the police abuse while official MENA news agency quoted a government spokesman announcing the resignation but without elaborating.

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