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Egyptian protest over attacks

Issue No. 1983

Egyptian human rights groups have launched a campaign for justice for the dozens of Sudanese refugees who were killed after police attacked their camp outside UN offices in Cairo.

Over 650 refugees are facing deportation and many of them remain unaccounted for.

Yehia el-Hakim, who fled the civil war in western Sudan, told the El Nadim human rights centre in Cairo, “I think a lot about all the people I knew. I know nothing about their whereabouts now. I don’t know if they are dead or alive.”

Egyptian activists are also calling for international delegates to the fourth international Cairo Conference set for 23-26 March.

The annual Cairo Conference has become a key meeting place for those opposed to war and occupation.

For information on the Cairo Conference e-mail or phone 020 7278 6694

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Sat 14 Jan 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1983
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