Amnesty International team in Egypt

An Amnesty International fact-finding team is in Egypt and available for interview.

The team is in Egypt investigating human rights violations committed against protesters in demonstrations in Cairo, Alexandria and elsewhere. It also plans to monitor for human rights violations around the elections currently scheduled to start 28 November.

On 22 November, Amnesty International published a report Broken Promises: Egypt’s Military rulers erode human rights, documenting a catalogue of abuses by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces which in some cases exceeds the record of Hosni Mubarak.

The Amnesty International delegation in Egypt includes:

Said Haddadi, Amnesty International Egypt researcher, available for interview in English, Arabic and French. In country now until mid-December.Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, available for interview in English. In country from 27 November to 2 December.Ina Tin, Head of Communications at Amnesty International Norway. Available for interview in Norwegian and Danish. In country now until 2 December.

Contact: to reach the team, contact Ina Tin on +47 474 002 85

Also available for media in London:

Mohamed Lotfy, Amnesty International Egypt researcher. Mohamed speaks English, Arabic and French and has spent some six months in Egypt since January 2011. He returned from Egypt most recently on 17 November.

Contact: the Amnesty International Press Office on +44 (0) 20 7413 5566 or email press@amnesty.org