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Human Rights Watch criticizes the Egyptian government


Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2022 that “Egypt’s superficial attempts to create the impression of progress in human rights did not hide the brutal government crackdown on all kinds of dissent in 2021.”

and in “World Report 2022Issued on 752 pages, in its 32nd edition, Human Rights Watch reviews human rights practices in nearly 100 countries.

“Egyptian security forces acted with impunity, routinely committing arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, and torture against political activists or suspects as well as ordinary citizens,” she said, noting that they documented in a September report “more than a dozen extrajudicial killings of alleged terrorists.” at the hands of the National Security Forces in what is known as crossfire, despite evidence that the dead did not pose any danger to the security forces or anyone else, and in many cases were in custody.”

She stated that “the army imposed strict restrictions on freedom of movement in North Sinai, demolishing hundreds of homes and razing most of the agricultural land in the governorate, where the army is fighting the “Sinai Province” armed group. The authorities also arrested businessman Safwan Thabet, in December 2020, and his son Saif Thabet, In February 2021, I held them in pretrial detention in conditions amounting to torture after they refused requests from security officials to give up their company’s assets to the state.”

“In 2021, the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi continued down the usual path of relentless repression,” said Joe Stork, deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa at Human Rights Watch.

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Source: “Human Rights Watch”