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Egypt: Step Toward Accountability for Military Abuses

The Cairo Appeals Court’s appointment of a civilian judge to investigate the responsibility of three leading former generals for the abuse of protesters is an opportunity to hold military officers accountable for such abuses under military rule. Human Rights Watch has documented the military’s role in detaining and torturing hundreds of protesters as well as the shooting of dozens of protesters under military rule, between January 2011 and August 2012. (New York) –The Cairo Appeals Court’s appointment of a civilian judge to investigate the responsibility of three leading former generals…

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