In July and August 2013, tens of thousands of Egyptians participated in large demonstrations to denounce the military's July 3 ouster of Mohamed Morsy, the country's first elected civilian president. In the single largest incident, the August 14 dispersal of the sit-in in Rab'a Square, police killed at least 817 people, making it one of the world's largest killings of demonstrators in a single day on par with the Tiananmen Massacre. Over one year later, not a single person has been held accountable.
CCR Bertha Justice Fellow Omar Shakir spent much of the year investigating the killings, interviewing scores of witnesses and examining physical evidence and hours of video footage, and was lead author of the 188-page HRW report on the events, the most significant documentation of the killings to date. He will discuss the report's findings, the state of human rights in Egypt today, and his experience working as a human rights lawyer amidst a serious crackdown and in a climate of rampant impunity.
Omar works at CCR on litigation involving abuses in the name of national security in the US.
What: Discussion with CCR Bertha Justice Fellow Omar Shakir on Rab'a Massacre in Egypt
Where: Stanford Law School, Crown Quadrangle, Room 280A
When: Monday, October 20th at 12:45 - 2:00 p.m.
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Co-Sponsored by the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic