Human Rights Watch Executives Denied Entry

by Letters 4 the Damned

CAIRO, Egypt — On Aug. 10, Egyptian authorities stopped two Human Rights Watch executives from entering the country. Kenneth Roth and Sara Whitson were entering Egypt to report to journalists and diplomats the results of a 188-page report about the role of law enforcement in the mass killing of activists. The demonstrators were protesting the military takeover of their elected President Mohamed Morsi.

Human Rights Watch reports that law enforcement officials shot and killed at least 1,150 demonstrators during Morsi supporter sit-ins spread across six different locations. The two HRW executives were held at Cairo International Airport overnight for approximately 12 hours before being denied entry into the country.

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