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International rights delegation visits Egypt, urges government to end human rights abuses

A delegation from the International Coalition for Freedoms and Rights (ICFR) issued a statement Wednesday after its recent Cairo visit urging Egyptian interim authorities to “put an end to human rights violations in Egypt, and to form independent and neutral committees to probe into these violations.”

The statement added that the delegation met with the interim Justice Minister Adel Abdelhamid, the Deputy Chairman of the National Council on Human Rights Abdelghaffar Shokr, along with a number of former female detainees, lawyers, and activists.

The ICFR called for “immediate action to end the open hostility towards the Muslim Brotherhood, and initiating unconditional talks with the group to ensure the protection of basic human rights.”

The ICFR has recently dispatched an international rights delegation to Egypt (11-14 March) led by former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, as well as French lawyer Arno Devlaa, and British human rights lawyer Curtis Doppler.

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