For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Contact: Nathan Tempey firstname.lastname@example.org
(212) 679-5100, ext. 15
National Lawyers Guild Mission to Egypt Finds Systematic Human Rights Violations, Calls for Transparency and Accountability from U.S. Government
WHO: Delegates, including National Lawyers Guild President-Elect Azadeh Shahshahani, NLG attorneys Suzanne Adely and Lamis Deek, University of London Professor Corinna Mullin, and Egyptian-American activist Mayssa Sultan
WHAT: Press briefing call to report findings of delegation to Egypt
WHEN: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
11:30 AM EST
The National Lawyers Guild recently sent a delegation of lawyers, activists, and scholars to Egypt to investigate the human rights abuses which have been widely reported since the Egyptian Revolution began.
Delegates obtained a wide range of evidence implicating the military, police, and state security forces in violent attacks, unlawful detentions, and the widespread use of torture.
The evidence gathered also shows that these abuses are made possible through the continued support of SCAF by the U.S. government and U.S.-based corporations.