The bodies of missing people are rapidly turning up in Mexico
The latest incident added to the toll of people fleeing war and repressive regimes in Africa who have died en route to Israel and Europe — a longstanding and dangerous route that has been overshadowed by Syria's refugee crisis.
Security forces apprehended the men out of concern the youths were planning to join a rebel movement — indicating mounting internal fears of possible insurrection and opposition threats.
Eleven security forces were killed in a Taliban attack in Helmand late on Wednesday. Army and police deaths have soared since the US and NATO ended their combat mission in Afghanistan last year.
The 31-year-old liberal activist died on January 24, almost certainly at the hands of Egyptian security forces. Based on an extensive series of interviews, VICE News pieced together how that fateful day unfolded.