May 18, 2013
Clinton worried over human rights in Egypt
The United States expressed worries over Egypt protests’ violence and urged the generals to respect human rights today.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she was "deeply concerned" about the violence and urged the security forces "to respect and protect the universal rights of all Egyptians".
In a statement to a nation which has received billions of dollars in US military and other aid, she also called on protesters "to refrain from acts of violence".
“I am deeply concerned about the continuing reports of violence in Egypt. I urge Egyptian security forces to respect and protect the universal rights of all Egyptians, including the rights to peaceful free expression and assembly. We call upon the Egyptian authorities to hold accountable those, including security forces, who violate these standards. Those who are protesting should do so peacefully and refrain from acts of violence. Our thoughts are with the families of those who have been killed or injured,” read the full statement.