Amnesty: Egyptian army 'failed' to protect rights

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Posted: Nov 21, 2011 5:01 PM
Amnesty: Egyptian army 'failed' to protect rights

Amnesty International says Egypt's military rulers have "completely failed" to fulfill their promises to protect human rights.

In a report released Tuesday, Amnesty accuses Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of adopting oppressive tactics used by the ousted regime of Hosni Mubarak, including targeting critics, banning critical media coverage and torturing protesters.

The military council took control after Mubarak's fall in February.

The report comes after three days of clashes between security forces and protesters calling for a transition to civilian rule. At least 24 people have been killed.

The group called on the military council to repeal the Mubarak-era "emergency laws," and protect human rights.