Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Rights groups urge U.N. Human Rights Council not to accept Egypt’s candidacy

Egyptian rights groups expressed their “surprise” in response to the news that Egypt would be applying for membership in the United Nations Human Rights Council, in a recent statement, The Associated Press reported Monday.

Given the fact that the Egyptian government has committed numerous human rights violations throughout the years, the statement asks the Council to reject Egypt’s candidacy in this Thursday’s elections. Human rights violations in Egypt have included arbitrary detention, torture and rigging of elections. Egypt has been under emergency law since 1981.

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