Egypt's human rights record slammed at UN meeting

November 5, 2014 9:56 PM

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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's human rights record came under harsh criticism during a U.N. review Wednesday, with the United States and European nations urging President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government to reverse tough measures enacted following last year's overthrow of his Islamist predecessor that have clamped down on freedoms.

The damning assessment came during the first U.N. review of the country's human rights record since the 2011 uprising that toppled long-ruling autocrat Hosni Mubarak. The uprising was led by youthful activists hoping for a more democratic future, but rights groups say today's government is even more...

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