from Human Rights Watch
Egyptian authorities have held no government official or member of the security forces responsible for the mass killing of protesters in Cairo’s Rab’a al-Adawiya Square two years ago. On August 14, 2013, security forces killed at least 817 people and most likely more than 1,000 at a mass sit-in in what probably amounted to crimes against humanity.
Given the Egyptian government’s refusal to properly investigate the killings or provide any redress for the victims, the United Nations Human Rights Council should establish an international commission of inquiry into the brutal clearing of the Rab’a al-Adawiya sit-in and other mass killings of protesters in July and August 2013. The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights should establish a similar investigation.
Filed under: al Sisi Dictatorship, Destabilizing Egypt, Egypt's Color Revolution, Egyptian Coup, Egyptian Revolution, Globalization, ISIS in Egypt, Neoliberalizing Egypt, Protests in Egypt, Rab'a Square massacre 2013, Webster Tarpley | Leave a comment »