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2010 State Department Human Rights Report on Egypt

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Police and Security Forces

Egypt's SSIS conducts investigations. Its paramilitary CSF (Central Security Forces) maintains public order.

"There was no systematic prosecution of security personnel who committed human rights abuses, and impunity (is) a problem." Few accused of torture are investigated, prosecuted or punished.

Arrest Procedures and Treatment in Detention

Emergency Law arrests and indefinite detentions are common, those held kept incommunicado without access to family members or counsel before facing trial. Many are tortured.

Denial of Fair Public Trials

In violation of constitutional law, Egypt's judiciary is "subject to executive influence and corruption....State security courts....share jurisdiction with military (ones for matters) affecting national security." As a result, defendants aren't afforded due process protections. Guilty as charged usually prevails.

Trial Procedures

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