CAIRO: A leading international rights group has warned of a cover-up by the Egyptian military in the investigation of the killing of more than two dozen mostly Coptic Christian demonstrators in the deadliest single incident since the February overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak.
The New-York based Human Rights Watch called Tuesday for the independent investigation of the Oct. 9 deaths of 27 people, mostly Christian, in front of Cairo’s TV building. Military vehicles were filmed running down protesters.
The group also urged authorities to transfer investigation of the case from military to civilian prosecutors.
Meanwhile, prominent youth protest leader Alaa Abdel-Fatah posted on Twitter on Tuesday that he had been summoned before Egypt’s military prosecutor, along with activist Bahaa Saber, in connection to the same incident.