Amnesty urges Egypt to release detainees after rare protests

Amnesty International on Friday urged the Egyptian authorities to release hundreds of people who it said were arrested during anti-government protests last month.”Egyptian security forces have used tear gas, batons, birdshot and on at least one occasion live ammunition, and arrested hundreds of protesters and bystanders to disperse rare scattered demonstrations over several days,” Amnesty said in a statement Friday.”We call on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all those detained solely for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly,” Philip …

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