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Egypt: State-sanctioned pattern of excessive use of force by security forces

Headline Title:  Egypt: State-sanctioned pattern of excessive use of force by security forces 14 October 2013 Evidence gathered from eyewitnesses, health officials and wounded protesters suggests security forces used live ammunition to disperse crowds of mostly peaceful demonstrators on 6 October, said Amnesty International. At least 49 people were killed and hundreds injured in Cairo alone, as security forces used excessive and unwarranted lethal force to disperse pro-Morsi protesters. According to eyewitnesses, in some instances, security forces stood by as men in civilian clothing…

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