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Egypt warned to resist force

on August 02, 2013 10:00 AM

CAIRO (AP) — An international human rights group has warned Egypt’s new interim leadership against ending sit-ins by loyalists of ousted president by force, saying all measures must be taken to avert a “bloodbath.”

The statement by Human Rights Watch came as Mohammed Morsi’s followers called for new mass rallies across the country today in defiance of a government order to disband.

Nadim Houry from the New-York-based group says Egyptian authorities need to “avoid another bloodbath” and “ensure the ongoing right of protesters to assemble peacefully.”

Egypt’s military deposed Morsi on July 3, following days of demonstrations by millions who rallied against him and the rule of his Muslim Brotherhood.

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