The London-based Amnesty International called on Egyptian authorities to refrain from harassing election candidates as hundreds of opposition members have been arrested and their marches dispersed.http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hXxo-LuEjoh2wQ8pm4rHPRV2GsNw?docId=1b35d8057f2d418993e1c60705976535
The opposition Muslim Brotherhood said Sunday that several of its rallies have been disrupted and more than a thousand of its members have been detained since the banned group announced their intention to contest elections last month.
"The Egyptian authorities must uphold the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly and ensure that peaceful protesters are not arbitrarily arrested and detained," the rights group's Mideast director, Malcolm Smart, said in the statement issued late Saturday.
Amnesty also said the government was restricting public access to information by suppressing newspapers and satellite television stations.
The state press reported that clashes took place over the weekend across six provinces, mostly in the north, the heartland of Brotherhood support, and 30 policemen were injured. There were also some 20 marches by Brotherhood supporters on Friday across the Egypt's second largest city of Alexandria.
Western based human rights advocates are always trying to protect the rights of crazy, tyrannical and radical groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood.
They never seem to stop and think about the horrible human rights outlook under a government dominated by parties such as the Muslim Brotherhood.