UN human rights team: Egypt long way from democracy

11.06.2011                      09.Siwan, 5771                      Beha'alotcha

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UN human rights team: Egypt long way from democracy

Team urges early lifting of state of emergency; says authorities must combat past abuses and impunity and ensure accountability at all levels, 'so that justice is both done and perceived to be done.'

Egypt has a long way to go to achieve real democracy despite the popular uprising that toppled authoritarian president Hosni Mubarak four months ago, a United Nations human rights team said on Friday.
The four-member group, which went to Egypt in late March but has followed later events closely from Geneva, also called on the interim military authorities to move quickly to lift the long-standing state of emergency….