Society’s right in just system can be restored: ElBaradei

"The right of those killed, tortured and imprisoned unjustly at the hands of the regime and its representatives will not return. What can be restored is society's right in a just system that ensures human rights, freedom and dignity," Egypt’s former Vice President and former International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohamed ElBaradei wrote on Twitter Sunday evening.
ElBaradei's statement comes amid wide criticism of the police apparatus over many incidents of torture in police stations during a week that led to the death of three people and the suspension of two police officers.
"In light of enforced disappearances, torture, repressive laws and unjust verdicts, do we seek to understand the concept of ‘state of law’ that begins and ends at human dignity and freedom? That’s absurd,” the Nobel Peace Prize winner said Saturday.
ElBaradei has been a persistent and vocal commentator on the human rights situation in Egypt since he moved to Austria following his resignation as vice president in 2013. He quit the post in protest over a violent security clampdown on protests demanding the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

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