As Egypt braces for rival political rallies this Friday, its security forces must do more to protect protesters from violent attacks and avoid using excessive force against peaceful gatherings.
On 5 July 2013, four Coptic Christian men were killed by local residents in the Nagah
Hassan district of Dab’iya village, some 18 kilometres west of Luxor. At least four other
Security forces stood by and failed to intervene during a brutal attack on Coptic Christians in Luxor.
In the last two weeks, hundreds of members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Egypt’s deposed President, Mohamed Morsi, have been rounded-up and are facing accusations of inciting or part...