6 January 2014

Egypt Regime Accused of Crimes Against Humanity

London — A group of lawyers in London has filed a claim in the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the military-backed regime in Egypt accusing it of a 'systematic campaign of repression' against protesters.

The claim to the ICC calls on the court's prosecutor to investigate allegations of widespread crimes against humanity by the military.

"The evidence suggests that Egypt's military regime has carried out crimes against humanity on a horrendous scale, including murder, persecution, torture and enforced disappearances," said Tayab Ali of ITN solicitors in London. "Our inquiries have verified 1,120 killings since the coup in July last year, although the real number is likely to be substantially higher," he added.

Tayab Ali, one of the lawyers, said the case was being backed financially by victims of the recent protests.

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