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Egypt human rights committee head: forced disappearance issue top priority

In an interview, the head of Egyptian parliament's human rights committee, Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat, said his group will work to improve Egypt's human rights record.
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CAIRO — There has been increasing media coverage of the so-called forced disappearances in Egypt. Many young Egyptians have fallen victim to arbitrary arrest under the protest law, and some have been detained without their parents being informed of the arrest or their whereabouts.

Al-Monitor interviewed parliament member and head of the Egyptian parliament's human rights committee Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat, who won by a landslide over his opponent, Ayman Abu al-Ella, a candidate of the Free Egyptian Party and the Egypt State Support Coalition. Sadat laid out the committee’s plan to address several contentious issues, in particular amending the protest law. He said the body is preparing to visit prisons and holding meetings with the parents of the disappeared.

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