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
Amnesty International USA
International Coalition for Egyptians Abroad
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