Investigating the Rab'a Massacre in Egypt


Add to My Calendar Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00am


CCR Bertha Justice Fellow Omar Shakir will discuss his work in Egypt with HRW over the last year, where he was a fellow and the lead researcher and author of “All According to Plan,” a 188-page report on the Rab’a massacre and the mass killings of protesters in Egypt in July and August 2013. The report concludes that the methodical killing of at least 817 demonstrators on August 14, 2013 in Rab’a Square ranks as 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.

What: Discussion of report on Rab'a massacre in Egypt with CCR Bertha Justice Fellow Omar Shakir
Where: Columbia Law School, JG 101
When: Tuesday, October 21st at 12:10 - 1:10 p.m.
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Omar is currently a Bertha Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where he works on abuses in the name of national security in the US.

Click here to read the full text and summary of Omar's report, “All According to Plan”
Watch a powerful video about Mass Killings by Security Forces in Egypt here

Co-sponsored by Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Rightslink, Middle Eastern Law Students Association, Columbia Society for International Law, the Human Rights Institute, Social Justice Initiatives and the Columbia Middle East Institute.

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October 17, 2014