UN High Commissioner on Human Rights calls for investigation of events in Egypt
The UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Navanethem Pillay has called for an investigation into the actions of law enforcement bodies in Egypt during the crackdown on supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi, RIA Novosti reported.
Pillay stated the need to hold an "independent, impartial, effective and reliable investigation into the actions of law enforcement agencies".
A state of emergency was introduced in Egypt on Wednesday, and curfew declared in 11 provinces. This decision was taken by the authorities following the clash between Morsi supporters and the police in Cairo. According to official figures, 525 people were killed during the riots.