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Source: Amnesty International –

The bloody events of 14 August 2013, when Egyptian security forces killed at least 900 people during the violent dispersal of mass anti-government sit-ins in Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares, has cast a shadow over Egyptian society that lingers to this day, said Amnesty International today.

More than 650 people who participated in the sit-in were given prison sentences of up to 25 years and 75 others were sentenced to death after a grossly unfair mass trial. Many of those who were released after five and a half years in detention continue to face harsh probation measures depriving them of their liberty 12 hours a day, which severely impacts their lives and restricts their rights. Others sentenced in absentia remain in exile to this day.

“Six years on Egyptians continue to live in the shadow of the horrific events of the Rabaa massacre which marked the beginning of a sharp decline in the human rights situation in Egypt.

Six years on Egyptians continue to live in the shadow of the horrific events of the Rabaa massacre which marked the beginning of a sharp decline in the human rights situation in Egypt.

MIL OSI NGO