Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, March 19, 2007

U.S. and E.U. need to speak out for rights in Egypt, NY Times says

In an editorial in Saturday’s New York Times, the publication expresses grave concern over the worsening human rights situation in Egypt.

The Times encourages President Bush and the European Union to take measures that would help stem the tide of recent abuses and protect independent pro-democracy groups working within the country.

President Hosni Mubarak’s ruling National Democratic Party is pressing for constitutional amendments believed to be aimed at further limiting freedom, even though Mubarak has made claims to the contrary. Last week, Egyptian police violently disbanded a peaceful protest against the new legislation, arresting several demonstrators.

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