Amnesty fact-finding team in Egypt
An Amnesty International fact-finding team is in Egypt and available for interview.
The team is in Egypt investigating human rights violations committed against protesters in demonstrations in Cairo, Alexandria and elsewhere. It also plans to monitor any human rights violations around the elections, currently scheduled to start on Monday.
Earlier this week (22 November), Amnesty published a report - Broken Promises: Egypt’s Military rulers erode human rights - documenting a catalogue of abuses by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces which in some cases exceeds the record of Hosni Mubarak
The Amnesty delegation in Egypt includes:
Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK (in country from 27 November to 2 December).
Said Haddadi, Amnesty International Egypt researcher (in country now until mid-December).
Ina Tin, Head of Communications, Amnesty International Norway (in country now until 2 December). Ina is the contact to reach the team.
Also available in London: Mohamed Lotfy, Amnesty International Egypt researcher. Mohamed has spent some six months in Egypt since January 2011. He returned from Egypt most recently on 17 November.
Contact to reach the team: Ina Tin, +47 474 00 285.