Egypt: Statement at the 23rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 May – 14 June 2013)
In this statement Amnesty International calls for urgent action by the Human Rights Council to help reverse Egypt’s return to the repression of the Hosni Mubarak era. Egyptian authorities have allowed human rights violations to continue with impunity. They have taken no steps to reform the security forces, or hold them accountable for violations. Women and minorities, including Coptic Christians, face discrimination and receive inadequate protection against violence. Instead of protecting human rights, the authorities restrict them. They are enacting new laws to restrict freedoms of association, assembly expression.