Activists, lawyers call for transparency in US funding of Egyptian military
- Year: 2012
- Length: 6:38 minutes (6.08 MB)
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Over the weekend, Secretary Hillary Clinton met with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo and military leaders. During the visit, Clinton reiterated the US support for the military council, or SCAF.
“The United States supports the full transition to civilian rule, with all that entails. And we have commended the SCAF for representing the Egyptian people in the revolution, as compared to what we’re seeing in Syria.”
Sunday night the Secretary’s convoy was met on the streets of Cairo by protesters chanting and throwing objects at the vehicles.
The atmosphere remains tense after the high court dissolved parliament in June and the military council diminished presidential powers.
For more, we’re joined by Azadeh Shahshahani, member of a delegation of lawyers, activists and scholars sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild who recently visited Egypt to document the unfolding revolution. The delegation is calling for more transparency in the US support for military leaders in a climate that continues to crackdown on protesters and activists. Shahshahani is also president-elect of the National Lawyers Guild.