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[Amnesty International]/Egypt’s disastrous bloodshed requires urgent impartial investigation

 

EGYPT’S DISASTROUS BLOODSHED REQUIRES URGENT IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATION

16 AUGUST 2013

More than 600 people have been killed in unprecedented levels of violence by the security forces.More than 600 people have been killed in unprecedented levels of violence by the security forces.© MAHMOUD KHALED/AFP/Getty Images

Based on the initial testimonies and other evidence we’ve gathered, there seems to be little doubt the security forces have been acting with blatant disregard for human life, and full investigations that are both impartial and independent are urgently needed

Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International
Fri, 16/08/2013

There were dozens of dead bodies and hundreds of injured people. They mostly sustained live ammunition wounds to the upper part of the body

A doctor Amnesty International spoke to in Cairo

There must be a full and impartial investigation into the violent dispersal of sit-in protests in Cairo this week, where security forces used unwarranted lethal force and broke promises to allow the wounded to exit safely, Amnesty International said today on the basis of its research on the ground.

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