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Egypt ‘covering up’ protester deaths in fourth anniversary of ‘25 January Revolution’

, Index number: MDE 12/0005/2015

Egypt’s authorities are trying to cover up the deaths of more than two dozen people killed in protests marking the 2011 uprising, Amnesty International has warned today. Against the backdrop of a government smear campaign against protesters, Amnesty International has gathered information on prosecutors threatening eyewitnesses with arrest and security forces detaining at least two journalists for their coverage of the protests – as well as holding at least 500 demonstrators and bystanders in unofficial detention centres.

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