Egypt: Impunity for Torture Fuels Days of Rage
New Government Should Prosecute Police Abuses, Make Clean Break With Torture

(Cairo) – Torture is an endemic problem in Egypt and ending police abuse has been a driving element behind the massive popular demonstrations that swept Egypt over the past week, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Prosecuting torture and ending the emergency laws that enable a culture of impunity for the security forces should be a priority for the Egyptian government, Human Rights Watch said.

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