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Amnesty International Has Pointed
to Muslim Brotherhood's Crimes

Aug. 16, 2013 (EIRNS)—The international human rights organization Amnesty International, generally no friend of military-backed governments, issued a press release on the behavior of Morsi supporters in Egypt, on Aug. 2, which backs up the charges of Egyptian Ambassador Tawfik.

The Amnesty report has been given little prominence in U.S. press coverage, if it is referenced at all.

Entitled "Evidence Shows Morsi Supporters Tortured Protesters in Egypt," the release cites various testimonies from survivors, by name, who claim they were

"captured, beaten, subjected to electric shocks or stabbed by individuals loyal to the former President. Since mass rival rallies began in late June, eight bodies have arrived at the morgue in Cairo bearing signs of torture as of July 28. At least five of these were found near areas where pro-Morsi sit-ins were being held.

"Allegations that torture is being carried out by individuals are extremely serious and must be investigated as a matter of urgency," said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International. "The apparent use of torture for reprisal attacks is unacceptable. People should not take the law into their own hands."