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Clinton calls treatment of Egyptian women ‘a disgrace’


Summary of Story from Yahoo News, December 20, 2011

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has blasted Egypt’s new establishment for its mistreatment of women.

Speaking at Georgetown University, Clinton said “This systematic degradation of Egyptian women dishonors the revolution, disgraces the state and its uniform and is not worthy of a great people.”

She also denounced a “deeply troubling pattern” of military authorities and major political parties for keeping Egyptian women out of decision-making.

Her comments follow a video posted on You Tube showing a veiled female protester being beaten and stripped to her underwear by security forces that has been widely condemned (see WVoN story).

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