WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has
issued a sharp criticism of attacks on journalists, peaceful
demonstrators, human rights activists and diplomats in Egypt.
Clinton said the attacks violated international norms on freedom
of the press.
Without directly blaming President Hosni Mubarak's regime, she
said, "It is especially in times of crisis that governments must
demonstrate their adherence to these universal values."
She said Egypt's government and army must provide protection and
hold accountable those responsible for the attacks.
Clinton said journalists must be allowed to report on the
She urged Vice President Omar Suleiman (su-LAY'-mahn) to include
a "broad and credible representation of Egypt's opposition" in a
transition toward free and fair elections.