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UN rights chief alarmed at violence in Egypt

Arab World Materials 29 January 2013 15:46
The United Nations human rights chief, Navi Pillay, expressed alarm Tuesday at the violence and increasing number of deaths in Egypt, calling on the government to "urgently rethink its responses to the unrest", dpa reported.
UN rights chief alarmed at violence in Egypt

The United Nations human rights chief, Navi Pillay, expressed alarm Tuesday at the violence and increasing number of deaths in Egypt, calling on the government to "urgently rethink its responses to the unrest", dpa reported.

Pillay "urged all parties to conduct a serious dialogue in order to halt the exasperation and dangerous polarization underlying the current protests."

"As the tragic events over the past few days have shown, Egypt remains extremely fragile and unstable, and I urge the government to make a much stronger effort to accommodate opposing points of view, and take concrete actions to address public concerns," Pillay said.

"I call for immediate investigations into the latest incidents as well as a thorough review of police tactics during the management of demonstrations," the High Commissioner added.

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