The New Yorker Cites Ragia Omran ’94 on the Muslim Brotherhood

Posted March 13th, 2014 at 2:24 pm.

On the forefront of the human rights movement in Egypt for 20 years, Ragia Omran ’94 was cited in the March 10 issue of The New Yorker. In his Letter from Cairo, titled “Revolution on Trial”[password required], Peter Hessler reported on the current proceedings against Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi, and others in the Muslim Brotherhood. Speaking with Hessler, Omran provided background about the Brotherhood and the ongoing upheaval in Egypt.

From The New Yorker:

Morsi and Brotherhood leaders have been accused of inciting violence during the Palace protests, where some of the evidence was collected by respected lawyers and human-rights activists who began working on the case as events unfolded. Ragia Omran, coӧrdinator for the Front to Defend Egypt’s Protesters, and a recent recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, has filed one case on behalf of the forty-nine citizens who were wrongly detained and interrogated, and, in many instances, tortured. She told me that there is strong evidence that some Brotherhood members directed the detentions and interrogations.

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