EGYPT: RAB’A KILLINGS LIKELY CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
No Justice a Year Later for Series of Deadly Mass Attacks on Protesters
What Egypt Should Do:End excessive use of force in policing demonstrationsWhat UN Member Countries Should Do:Urgently establish an international commission of inquiry to investigate mass killings of protesters; Suspend all sales and provision to Egypt of security-related items and assistanceTweet our recommendations
(Cairo) – The systematic and widespread killing of at least 1,150 demonstrators by Egyptian security forces in July and August 2013 probably amounts to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said today in a report based on a year-long investigation. In the August 14 dispersal of the Rab’a al-Adawiya sit-in alone, security forces, following a plan that envisioned several thousand deaths, killed a minimum of 817 people and more likely at least 1,000.