Amnesty International wants “immediate action” on Egypt

Amnesty International has written to the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council requesting “immediate action” on widespread and severe abuses of human rights in Egypt. In a new report (14 February 2014) Amnesty says: “State institutions [in Egypt] meant to provide protection against human rights violations and remedies have now become tools of…

Report on violent attacks will not go public

The official committee established in Cairo to investigate violence during the period in which army intervention removed President Mohamed Mursi is not entitled to release its findings to the public. The committee was established in December 2013 to examine numerous violent episodes following army intervention and the arrest and imprisonment of Mursi and many others.…