Rights Group Decries Human Rights Violations in Egypt

Human Rights Watch has accused the Egyptian authorities of responding to peaceful protests with harsh oppression, tear gas, the firing of live bullets, and mass arrests. Lawyers in Cairo say hundreds of detainees, including women and children, were held over the weekend at bases of the central security forces, which are illegal detention facilities.

Protesters in Tahrir Square, 1 April 2011. Some of the protesters also gathered in Tahrir Square over the weekend.

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