Why Is Egypt Attacking Human Rights Groups?

Source: Human Rights Watch

Author(s): Hassan Elmasry

Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/07/24/why-egypt-attacking-human-rights-groups

The brave people who work to protect Egyptians from abuse are under aggressive and accelerating attack. The attackers come from the government, its proxies in the media, its security forces, and even elements of the supposedly independent judiciary. The goal is to neutralize the country’s human rights movement, creating an environment where Egypt’s leaders govern without accountability and where security forces abuse Egyptians with impunity.  

This robs Egyptians of their right to hold their government accountable. It also fosters debilitating corruption and erodes the stability needed to encourage private sector investment.

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