Egypt: Investigate security forces crimes now

April 19, 2011

Egypt: Investigate security forces crimes now

Following the fall of President Mubarak, a newly-installed Interior Minister announced on 12 March 2011 that 1,659 administrative detainees had been released since early February. But it is unknown how many people remain in detention.

Amnesty International called for victims of human rights violations to receive reparations, including financial compensation and guarantees that there will be fundamental reform.

“The authorities cannot expect to simply sweep the past under the carpet without addressing the needs of the victims of years of ruthless repression,” said Amnesty International.

“They have an obligation to tell their victims why they were victimised and who was responsible for their ordeal.”

Egypt: Human Rights Agenda for Change (10 February)
Demanding Change in the Middle East and North Africa (multimedia microsite)