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Egypt interim president requests investigation of police violations in Rabaa dispersal

Ihab Badawi announces Adly Mansour has requested that the justice minister open a probe into alleged rights violations by police in last August's Rabaa Al-Adawiya dispersal

Ahram Online, Thursday 20 Mar 2014
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Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour (Photo: AP)
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Interim President Adly Mansour has sent a report of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) to the minister of justice, asking him to investigate police violations during the forcible dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adawiya sit-in last August, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.     

Spokesperson of the presidency Ihab Badawi said Wednesday that Mansour requested that a judge be assigned to investigate in all allegations against security forces contained in the NCHR in the report.

The minister of justice should send the NCHR report to the general prosecutor so that he can hear the testimony of the NCHR committee.

The NCHR held a press conference Monday, announcing that 1,492 were injured during the dispersal and that 800 were arrested.

It earlier announced that 632 people were killed during the dispersal, including eight police officers. 

It concluded that while supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi fired first and used machine guns, security forces on the scene responded with excessive force, "firing out of proportion".

Footage was screened at the press conference Monday showing violations committed by the police, accused by the NCHR of using disproportionate fire.

In a press conference in Istanbul, the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy, the main pro-Mohamed Morsi coalition in Egypt, said Wednesday that the death toll of the Rabaa dispersal was 1,182, with 500 injured and 350 missing.

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abdulrahman
21-03-2014 05:02pm
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Members of Investigation Team Must Include Members of UNHRC and African Union
Why mention the Police only when the murderers at Rabaa also include the military. Is it a sign of fear of the Defense Minister? Have all the readers forgotten that El Sisi had stated that it was the Police action but the world watched on international news media about involvement of the military. NHCR made no attempt to recollect the coup government intentions to rid of anti coup protesters at all costs. El Sisi cannot deny of knowledge of planning and execution of that operation to cleanse anti coup supporters from Rabaa which was carried out under the command of top military commanders and the Minister of Interior. Surely it had the blessings of the Interim President and gang except El Baradei who resigned for not wanting to be guilty about the massacres. So, do you believe Adly Mansour is serious about the investigation of Police violation at Rabaa? He is not a credible person as he is anti MB. We noticed that NCHR members was appointed by him and gang in the illegal government. Any person who has a little bit of brain will recognize that the investigation was very shallow and avoiding major questions. It was meant to conclude that the security forces had acted justifiably. NCHR report was even questioned by its member after it was made public. There will be no justice, fair play and freedom under this coup regime. Oh Allah !! I beg You to save Egypt and the people from these evil elites, Ameen ya Rabbal Alameen.
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Umm Mahmoud
20-03-2014 05:27pm
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more lies...again...what's new?
There were no machine guns. Protesters did not start anything We were massacred! Un armed and defenseless! I was there! I was woken up from my tent by the invasion! We were helpless. They murdered innocent women, men, children and babies by their guns and body burning. How many times are they going to lie?! So dishonorable and disgusting...they are liars!
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George Is'hak, Christian-Egyptian
20-03-2014 12:47pm
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No violations committed.!!! After all the victims were only sub-humans!!!
The dehumanizing campaign launched by the deep state and the conformist media made many Egyptians view the MBs as dirty, evil animals that ought to be exterminated. The Nazi-like indoctrination by the Sisi and secularist camp succeeded in thoroughly demonizing the Ikhwan. This is why the current government and its supporters ought to be prosecuted for committing crimes against humanity. They are far worse than the Nazis.
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Yasmina
22-03-2014 07:11am
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The Ikhwan defined themselves
the Ikhwan presented their true colors under Morsi. Most of Egypt became alarmed by the laws they were enacting and the powers they were grabbing. Not Sisi or anyone else need to say a word against them. The people already know from what the MB did. the MB actions spoke for them and Egypt listened.
Tony Hanna
21-03-2014 05:26am
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Another Islamist named George
I like how Islamists are so stupid that every time they hide behind a fake Christian name, it's always "George", whether George al Masry, or in this case George Is'hak. And then make it clear that they're "Christian" as if not to confuse the masses by a "Muslim George".
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