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Egyptian Activists Fear Erosion of Rights


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Egyptian riot policemen march toward Cairo University on March 19, 2014 as clashes broke out during a protest by Muslim brotherhood students, supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian riot policemen march toward Cairo University on March 19, 2014 as clashes broke out during a protest by Muslim brotherhood students, supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Tension is building in Egypt following the government's crackdown on opponents as the nation's next round of elections approaches. We talk with Hossam Baghat, founder of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a Cairo-based human rights organization. He joins us to discuss the state of civil liberties in Egypt and the latest political developments there.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Hossam Bahgat, founder of the Cairo-based Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and recipient of Santa Clara University School of Law's Alexander Prize for legal advocates

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