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September 20, 2018

Aiding Repression in Egypt: Why the United States Needs to Keep Human Rights Conditions on Military Aid

This report is offered jointly by Human Rights First and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.

Civil society leaders in Egypt are urging the U.S. government to continue to condition and withhold military aid to Egypt until the Egyptian government makes meaningful reforms to its human rights practices. The call from activists comes as the U.S. State Department reverses earlier decisions to limit military aid over human rights concerns, despite the Government of Egypt having made no meaningful progress in addressing rampant politically-motivated prosecutions, disappearances, torture, extra-judicial killings, and other human rights violations.