Panel to Remember Victims of Rabaa Square Massacre, Review Human Rights Conditions in Egypt

The deaths of nearly 1000 non-violent protestors in Rabaa Square cannot be forgotten

Aug 11, 2015, 11:23 ET from Rabaa Story Foundation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On August 14, 2013, Egyptian security forces used excessive military force in raids that decimated nearly 1,000 protestors at al-Nahda Square and Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo. These acts of violence became the internationally recognized start to a repressive crackdown on human rights and civil liberties in Egypt under Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

In addition to those killed in the raids, several thousand more were injured. Human Rights Watch called the raid "one of the world's largest killings of demonstrators in a single day in recent history."

In anticipation of the two-year anniversary of the Rabaa Massacre, Rabaa Story Foundation invites you to a lunch panel discussion on "Human Rights Conditions in Egypt since the Rabaa Square Massacre".

WHO: Ramy Shalaby
Witness to Rabaa Square Massacre

Sunjeev Bery
Amnesty International USA

Ahmed Shehata
International Coalition for Egyptians Abroad

Doug Bandow
CATO Institute (invited)

Joseph K. Grieboski
Grieboski Global Strategies (Moderator)

WHERE: National Press Club
529 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20045

WHAT: Lunch Discussion on Human Rights Conditions in Egypt since the Rabaa Square Massacre

WHEN: August 12, 2015, 12:00-1:30 pm

Please RSVP to Rabaa@Grieboski.com or 571-257-7423 by close of business on Tuesday, August 11, for the lunch discussion.

CONTACT: Brian Garrett-Glaser 571-257-7423/Rabaa@Grieboski.com

 

SOURCE Rabaa Story Foundation