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New Amnesty International report on abuses under Military Council in Egypt 22 November

    November 17, 2011

    On 22 November Amnesty International is releasing a new report Broken Promises: Egypt's Military Rulers Erode Human Rights.

    The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has repeatedly pledged to break the cycle of repression entrenched over the past 30 years, but it has resorted to familiar patterns of abuse.

    Released ahead of the start of elections on 28 November, the report analyses how the rhetoric has obscured the increasing suppression of people who dare to defy, question or criticize Egypt’s military rulers.

    When: 0001hrs GMT on 22 November.

    Spokespeople: Egypt researchers Said Haddadi and Mohamed Lotfy (English, Arabic, French) and Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director (English, French) will be available for interview from London.


    John Tackaberry,
    Media Relations,
    Amnesty International Canada
    613-744-7667, ext 236