On the eve of the third anniversary of the “25 January Revolution”, the human rights outlook in Egypt remains grim. Chief among the triggers of the uprising in 2011 were growing levels of poverty and inequality, soaring unemployment, endemic corruption, police brutality and other human rights violations. After three years of chaotic transition, the revolt’s root causes not only remain but in some cases have grown more acute. This briefing details Amnesty International’s main concerns about developments in the human rights situation in Egypt since the removal of Mohamed Morsi from the presidency in July 2013.
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