Document - Egypt: One year on from President Morsi’s inauguration - Amnesty International’s experts available for interview from Cairo

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL �MEDIA ADVISORY ��AI index: MDE 12/027/2013

28 June 2013 ��Egypt: One year on from President Morsi’s inauguration - Amnesty International’s experts available for interview from Cairo ��This Sunday marks the first anniversary of President Morsi taking office. Amnesty International’s experts are available for interview from Cairo on the human rights failures and challenges of his government. ��The team will also be monitoring any response from police and security forces to demonstrations that are expected on Sunday. ��To arrange an interview with Diana Eltahawy and Mohamed Emissary, Amnesty International’s Egypt experts in Cairo, please contact: ��Diana Eltahawy: Egypt Mobile: +20 1060 901 438

UK mobile: +44 7778 472 100

�Mohamed Elmessiry: Egypt Mobile +20 1000 000 7872

UK mobile: +44 7961 421 568 �

Alternatively please contact the Amnesty International Press Office on +44 777 847 2126 ��Languages for interview: Arabic and English. ��The past twelve months in Egypt has seen: ��- No reform of the security apparatus has been initiated. The authorities have employed tactics reminiscent of the Mubarak era, with security forces using excessive force against protesters. ��- Further restrictions on freedom of expression – including a worrying rise in criminal blasphemy cases. ��- Discrimination and violence against women remains un-tackled. Women remain marginalized in the new political institutions. ��- No legal or policy reforms to eradicate torture have been initiated. ��- Unprecedented levels of sectarian violence against Shia Muslims, and continuing sectarian violence and discrimination against the Coptic Christian community. ��- No ban on military trials for civilians, which are inherently unfair. ��- The new Constitution does not explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender and race, potentially affecting women and minorities. ��Public Document �**************************************** �International Secretariat, Amnesty International, 1 Easton St., London WC1X 0DW, UK �

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