Wed, Aug 21, 2013 - Page 7 News List

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood chief

VIOLENCE:Militants reportedly killed 25 police officers in Sinai, hours after 37 Brotherhood detainees died as they were being transferred to another prison in Cairo

AFP, CAIRO

Amnesty secretary-general Salil Shetty said that the Egyptian government had “stained its human rights record.”

And Human Rights Watch called on Egypt’s rulers to “urgently reverse” instructions for police to use live ammunition against protesters.

In response to the violence, EU ambassadors held an urgent meeting in Brussels and foreign ministers were due to review the bloc’s ties with Egypt today.

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