Egypt: Impunity for Perpetrators and Retaliation Against Survivors

Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

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Five years after the violent dispersals of the Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nadha sit-ins, there has neither been accountability for perpetrators nor justice for victims and survivors. At least 900 people were killed and 1492 were injured, according to rights reports.  Not a single person has been held responsible for the brutal extrajudicial killings committed on August 14, 2013 or the following week. The undersigned organizations unequivocally reject the judicial processes connected to the events of those days, which have not resulted in any form of accountability for the perpetrators but have instead been deliberately misapplied to retaliate against survivors of the massacre, either through imprisonment or the death penalty.

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