New Amnesty International report on abuses under Military Council in Egypt

On 22 November Amnesty International is releasing a new report Broken Promises: Egypt’s Military Rulers Erode Human Rights.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has repeatedly pledged to break the cycle of repression entrenched over the past 30 years, but it has resorted to familiar patterns of abuse.

Released ahead of the start of elections on 28 November, the report analyses how the rhetoric has obscured the increasing suppression of people who dare to defy, question or criticize Egypt’s military rulers.

When: 0001hrs GMT on 22 November.

Spokespeople: Egypt researchers Said Haddadi and Mohamed Lotfy (English, Arabic, French) and Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director (English, French) will be available for interview from London.

Contact: For more information, to obtain an embargoed copy of the report in advance, and to arrange interviews, please contact the Amnesty International Press Office on +44 (0) 20 7413 5566 or email [email protected]