Amnesty: Beaten & Arrested Under New Protest Law

28th November 2013

Index number: MDE 12/071/2013

Egyptian security forces arrested and beat dozens of protesters on 26 November 2013 in the capital, Cairo. At least 24 are prisoners of conscience, detained solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of assembly and expression. The arrests came two days after Egypt’s President approved a repressive new protest law.