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Amnesty International warns against the use of 'lethal force' to disperse Morsi supporters

February 8, 2014 at 2:48 am

Amnesty International has criticised the decision by the military appointed government in Egypt to forcibly disperse pro-Morsi sit-ins from Rabaa Al-Adawiyya, Al-Nahda and other Egyptians squares.

The organisation, warned that if this plan is adopted it would lead to more bloodshed.

Deputy Middle East director in the organisation Hasiba Sahrawi said: “based on precedents of the Egyptian armed forces in dealing with protestors and using unjustified excessive and lethal force, the decision to forcibly disperse Morsi’s supporters gives a license to shed more blood.”

Sahrawi called on the new leaders, the military coup perpetrators, as well as the security forces to avoid using “unjustified and lethal force.” She said that there are several other ways that match international criterion that could be resorted to such as negotiations and mediations.