Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Egypt must protect protesters amid Cairo clashes

Amnesty International

"The Egyptian authorities must protect protesters in the run-up to presidential elections on 23 May, Amnesty International said today.

A violent attack on protesters in Cairo on Saturday night reportedly left one person dead and scores injured. The attack, carried out by an unknown group of people, led to clashes which lasted into Sunday morning.

“The Egyptian authorities have three weeks before elections and it’s time they made sure security forces fulfil their responsibilities to protect protestors,” said Ann Harrison, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa....."

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