Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Rights group says Egypt a center for torture

Amnesty International recently released a critical report on Egypt’s record on torture and illegal detention, which takes the country to task for not abiding by international human rights standards, BBC News reported Wednesday.
Kate Allen, the director of Amnesty International in the United Kingdom, said that there is evidence of “Egypt being a destination of choice for third-party or contracted out torture in the ‘war on terror.’”
The U.S. has transferred some 60-70 detainees to Egypt as part of the “war on terror” since 2001.
The report details several individual cases of recent violations, and gives specific recommendations, including calling on the Egyptian government to investigate allegations of abuse and publicly condemn torture and other ill-treatment.

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