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HRW researcher: Mass killing continues in Egypt

A researcher at Human Rights Watch, Omar Shaker, has confirmed that the facts documented in the latest HRW report on the Rabaa massacre are unquestionable, and that the killing of protesters is still ongoing.

In an interview with Aljazeera, Shaker, who contributed to the report, said that the Egyptian judiciary has not done justice to the martyrs and wounded.

He added that accountability for the killings will be an uphill battle, but that officials should be aware that they will not escape prosecution.

“The problem is that we live in a world without complete justice. But everyone should agree that flagrant violations of human rights should be addressed, and those responsible should be held accountable,” he said.

He added that what happened in Rabaa and Nahda was “a planned violent dispersal” by authorities, and that there was no justification for police to open fire on unarmed protesters the way they did on 14 August.