Egypt Two Years Later: No Accountability?


Rights activists worry that even though Morsi was part of the Muslim Brotherhood, a political group long repressed by Mubarak, he may be inclined for political reasons to compromise on holding members of the military accountable for alleged abuses.

"The jury is still out on how Morsi will proceed," said Heba Morayef, Egypt director for HRW, "though given the protections he allowed the military to have in the new constitution it wouldn't be surprising if a compromise was reached regarding the accountability of the military's actions during the revolution."

The military was very involved in the drafting of the new constitution, which has retained military trials of civilians. Civilian courts are still unable to try members of the military, and the military's budget is exempt from parliamentary oversight.

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