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April 4, 2006

Human Rights Watch in Egypt? No, thanks

A group of Egyptian judges that has been pushing for more judicial independence said yesterday it had cancelled a meeting with a visiting Human Rights Watch delegation because of government pressure.

The board of the Judges' Club, whose members have openly criticised abuses in last year's parliamentary elections, had been due to meet the rights group tomorrow.
Judges' Club President Zakaria Abdel Aziz said Justice Minister Mahmoud Aboul Leil had told him the government did not want the meeting to take place.
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Posted by Doc at April 4, 2006 3:27 AM

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