NCHR to release full report on pro-Morsi sit-ins Sunday
Deputy Chairperson of Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) Abdel Gaffar shokr - YOUM7 (Archive)
By RAMY NAWAR, KAMEL KAMEL and ABDEL LATIF SOBH

CAIRO: The National Council for Human Rights will release its full report on the dispersal of Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in on Sunday, a source at the NCHR told Youm7 Thursday.

The NCHR will present the legal framework governing the report, the context of the sit-in, the violations that accompanied the sit-in and its dispersal. Official documents and sources are annexed to the report, as well as and recommendations, the source said.

A summary of the report was presented in a press conference on Wednesday, drawing severe criticism by Islamist groups.

Gamaa Islamiyya said in a Thursday statement that the report clearly condemned the victims of the violent dispersal and almost completely exonerated security forces.

The NCHR proved it is serving the regime by all the “lies” in the report, Gamaa Islamiyya said.

The Islamist group claimed that the report was issued without taking into account any of the objections of NCHR’s members thereto.

Talat Marzouq, assistant of the head of Nour Party, said that the summary issued at the conference should be in the name of the complaints committee of the NCHR rather than the NCHR itself because it was not presented to the members for approval.

“This makes the credibility of the NCHR and its members at stake inside Egypt and abroad… although the report is advisory and non-binding, it would have a moral value if it was impartial and objective,” Marzouq said.

On August 14, 2014 security forces raided the sit-ins at Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nadha squares in Cairo, which were raised in July in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. According to government figures more than 600 people died during the dispersals, of which some dozens policemen. Several accounts from eyewitnesses and human rights groups consider the number of victims a lot higher.

Originally published in Youm7.

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