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Amnesty: Egypt: Key Human Rights Concerns Ahead Of Presidential Elections

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Egypt: Key Human Rights Concerns Ahead Of Presidential Elections

"Egypt’s presidential elections will not wipe the country’s human rights record clean after 10 months of gross violations, Amnesty International said today.

Instead, the organization has warned that the human rights situation is likely to continue to deteriorate, with neither of Egypt’s two presidential candidates pledging any human rights reforms, nor action to hold those responsible for abuses to account. Instead, both candidates have made a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood movement a signature issue....

The army and security forces arrested Mohamed Morsi and nine of his aides on 3 July 2013 and detained them for months in conditions amounting to an enforced disappearance. Aide Khaled al-Qazzaz does not face criminal charges, despite months in detention..."

 

http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE12/028/2014/en/f149bccf-8056-4281-8edf-13e19f0670f2/mde120282014en.html