Egypt covering up protester deaths, rights group says

February 1, 2015 2:12 PM

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Egypt covering up protester deaths, rights group says

Jan. 29, 2015: Egyptian police try to clear the street where women rally at the spot where Shaimaa el-Sabbagh, a 32-year-old mother, was shot in downtown Cairo on Saturday near Talaat Harb Square, during a protest in Cairo, Egypt. (AP)

CAIRO – Rights group Amnesty International on Sunday accused Egyptian authorities of intimidating witnesses and whitewashing evidence to cover up the role of security forces in the killing of more than two dozen people during protests last week.

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