Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

The UK needs to support real reform in Egypt

The massive protests on the streets of Egypt are a clear sign that people in the Middle East are no longer going to tolerate their human rights being trampled over.

Whoever is in power after the protesters leave the streets, the important thing now is that real reforms are introduced.

Meanwhile, for too long, Western governments have indulged authoritarian leaders like President Mubarak.

The UK needs to be supporting the spread of human rights in the region - not cosying up to dictators.

PATRICK CORRIGAN

Amnesty International (NI)

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