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  Kislev 23, 5773 , 07/12/12

UN Human Rights: 'Disastrous Situation' in Egypt

The UN's high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, expressed alarm over what he called a "disastrous situation" unfolding in Egypt.  

In a statement, Pillay expressed concern over the draft constitution's failure to protect certain civil and political rights and forbid torture and racial or gender discrimination. 

She also said the consitution allows for a concentration of power for Morsi, something that could be disastrous for a supposedly democratic country.  

This is the third time this week that the UN has expressed concern over the human rights condition in Egypt. 

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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