Egypt: Broken promises: Egypt’s military rulers erode human rights

Less than a year after the “25 January Revolution”, Egyptians’ hopes for human rights reform are being crushed by the ruling military authorities, and popular demands for equality and social justice are being ignored. Since assuming power in February, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has repeatedly pledged to break the cycle of repression entrenched over the past 30 years. In reality, however, it has resorted to familiar patterns of abuse. This report documents how the rhetoric has obscured the increasing suppression of people who dare to defy, question or criticize Egypt’s military rulers.

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