Fact-finding report on MB dispersed sit-ins is balanced: Sadat
Anwar Sadat - YOUM7 (Archive)
By SAMAR SALAMA

CAIRO: The National Council for Human Rights’ (NCHR) fact-finding committee report about the dispersal of the Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins is balanced since it convicted both the police forces and the protesters, former head of Human Rights Committee at the parliament Anwar al-Sadat said.

The report ignored other violations that took place during the dispersal of Rabaa al-Adawaiya and Nahda Squares sit-ins on August 14, Sadat, who is also the head of Reform and Development Party, said in a press statement on Wednesday.

The fact-finding committee did not formally publish the report yet since it did not adopt scientific methods in writing it, according to the head of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) Hafez Abu Seada in an interview with the Al Hayat TV channel Wednesday.

Sadat noted the importance of documenting the report due to the significant clarifications and recommendations, including the necessity to open an independent judicial investigation in the incidents during and after the dispersal.

This would compensate the victims of all parties and demand the government to ban violence and subject the police to continuous training in dispersing protests and combating riots peacefully and activate the international agreement to fight torture.

Originally published in Youm7.

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