Perfect Crime and Absent Justice: 7 Years after Rabaa Massacre

Source: Asmaa Shokr

Author(s): Egyptian Institute for Studies

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Although seven years have passed since the Rabaa massacre took place on August 14, 2013, however, perpetrators of this brutal massacre have not yet been held accountable.

The move to disperse the Rabaa sit-in by the Egyptian police and army forces in that bloody way and the killing of at least hundreds of the anti-military coup peaceful protesters, represents a turning point for human rights in Egypt, as the brutality in which the dispersal was carried out under the auspices of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the coup leader and then minister of defense, was unprecedented in the Egyptian society, in addition to the repressive practices of the security forces after that, including the enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings, that the country has never seen before.

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