Human Rights Watch chief barred from Egypt

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NEW YORK – Watch (HRW), said in New York Monday that its chief prevented entering Egypt, where he intended to launch a report of hundreds of Islamist protesters last year.

Omar Shakir, HRW , said Kenneth Roth, , HRW, held overnight at Cairo and due to be put a plane back to U.S. [eap_ad_1] He said group would launch a major report Tuesday about the break-up by forces of the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest in Aug. 2013.

Shakir said report by Egypt’s state-appointed Council for , noted that 628 supporters of deposed Islamist Mohammed Morsi, and eight of the forces, were killed when police stormed the huge sit-in in eastern Cairo.

He said the protesters had camped around Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque for six weeks, calling for Morsi, Egypt’s first freely-elected , to be reinstated. (dpa/NAN)