In wake of government crackdown, Egypt lobbies for support ahead of major UN human rights review

Source: Madamasr

Author(s):  Asmahan Soliman and Mostafa Mohie

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Egypt is “fully prepared” to face all the accusations it expects will be brought against it at the Universal Periodic Review session scheduled to be held at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday, according to a government official in Cairo.

The official says he expects an “attack” on Egypt’s record regarding overall freedoms and conditions for civil society, as well as its criminal justice climate: alleged violations committed by security forces against people under arrest, detainees under investigation or in remand detention, and especially issues regarding the death penalty.

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