Egyptian authorities launched an unprecedented crackdown in October and November, says rights group

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The Committee for Justice has said that the Egyptian authorities launched an unprecedented crackdown in October and November that cast a shadow over the human rights situation in the country. The rights group has documented 545 violations, including arrests and enforced disappearances, by the security services in these two months. The majority of those who were subjected to violations were young men. Those arrested were presented to the State Security Prosecution and the Public Prosecution.

The rights group called on the authorities to stop their systematic repression and to interact in a manner that respects the fundamental rights of Egyptians, including allowing all segments of society to participate effectively in political life. It also called on the government to release those arrested and reveal the forcibly disappeared’s whereabouts.