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Egypt: Open letter to EU member states ahead of the universal periodic review of Egypt

, Index number: MDE 12/1062/2019

The next Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Egypt’s human rights record is scheduled for 13 November 2019, under the auspices of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. We are writing to strongly urge your government to use this occasion to address the unprecedented levels of repression in Egypt. Since the last review of Egypt’s record in 2014, human rights violations have increased sharply and the undersigned organizations and our partners have documented an unparalleled stifling of human rights organizations and human rights defenders. The UPR is an opportunity for States to contribute to reversing these trends and promoting respect for human rights in Egypt.

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