Egyptian army patrols a street in the divided border town of Rafah, along the border with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, on November 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMED EL-SHERBENY
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An Egyptian rights group said Tuesday the government has repeatedly violated the country's new constitution, calling it a crime that must be addressed immediately.The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information said it recorded violations of more than a dozen articles in the constitution adopted with an overwhelming majority in January and hailed by authorities and experts as "the constitution of freedoms". When the government's human rights record came under attack by many European countries and the United States during a U.N. review earlier this month, the government responded that its constitution was a "victory for human rights and freedoms".
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