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Clinton: Egypt must respect citizen rights, reform

Clinton: Egypt must respect citizen rights, reform

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is appealing for Egyptian authorities to respect the rights of their citizens amid a crackdown on swelling anti-government protests and heed demands for political and economic reform.
Speaking on Friday as street demonstrations rocked Egypt's capital despite a curfew, Clinton urged calm on both sides and said the government must investigate and prosecute any allegations of brutality by security forces against protesters. She also called on Egypt to restore access to the Internet and social media sites that have been blocked.
Clinton's comments to reporters at the State Department came as the Obama administration has stepped up pressure on its longtime ally Egypt to listen to voices of discontent.


Updated : 2021-08-05 20:31 GMT+08:00