Source: Human Rights Watch
Instead of protecting its citizens from torture and forced disappearances, the Egyptian government prefers to criticize and attack groups calling for investigations.
Human Rights Watch published evidence several weeks ago which suggested that Egyptian security forces forcibly disappeared New York taxi driver Khaled Hassan, an American-Egyptian dual citizen, and tortured him earlier this year. Yet instead of supporting our call for the government to investigate – or even expressing concern – Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS) turned on the messenger. Egypt’s government flat-out denied any wrongdoing and continued its attempts to undermine the work of Human Rights Watch and other rights groups.
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