Egypt muzzles journalists during investigation of killing of Mexican tourists
- Eight Mexican tourists and their Egyptian guides were killed by Egyptian security forces after allegedly being mistaken for insurgents.
- International and domestic journalists have been banned from covering the investigation into the incident, leading to criticisms of a lack of transparency.
- Human rights organizations have condemned Egypt’s military operations in the Western Sahara and Sinai Peninsula, arguing that civilian deaths have been endemic.
“Usually when there is such a ban on publication it has do with very tough cases where one could find evidence or embarrassing information about the involvement of some government high officials or military strongmen.”
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