Sinai buffer zone no solution to militancy in Egypt: Amnesty

November 12, 2014 11:29 AM

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Sinai buffer zone no solution to militancy in Egypt: Amnesty

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Egypt's plan to create a security buffer zone along its border with Gaza is not a solution to growing militancy in the Sinai region as it does not address the roots of the problem, the head of Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

"These are all shortcuts, you are not able to address the underlying issue which is what is happening in the Gaza Strip and how the Muslim Brotherhood and other opposition are being treated," Salil Shetty, the rights group's Secretary General, told Reuters.

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