Human Rights Monitor: Recommendations to the Human Rights Council on the UPR of Egypt

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Human Rights Monitor has published a letter of recommendations to the UPR regarding the abysmal record under the current coup regime. We have highlighted some of the report:

• All death sentences must be lifted immediately due to the current lack of the minimum standards of a fair trial.

• The Egyptian authorities must abstain from using any kind of fire arms against the peaceful protesters.

• All political detainees, prisoners of conscience and those arrested for expressing their opinions must be released immediately and unconditionally.

• Torture and ill-treatment inside all prisons and all places of detention must end.

• The monitoring of prisons and all places of detention must be allowed for human rights organizations.

• Separation of the executive, legislative and judicial powers must guaranteed

• Repressive laws such as the Protest law and the NGO law must be amended in accordance to international law.

• The Egyptian authorities must end immunity and open investigations into all crimes committed at the hands of security forces and inside prisons.

• The UN should send a fact-finding mission to Egypt to collect information and evidence on human rights violations and crimes against humanity committed in Egypt.

• The Egyptian authorities must respect its own laws as well as international treaties and convention to which it is a party.

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