Conflict & Justice

UN Condemns 'Excessive Use Of Force' in Egypt

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has condemned the "clearly excessive use of force" by Egypt's security forces during clashes with protesters.

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Ms Pillay called for an independent inquiry into the deaths of at least 35 people since the weekend.

Protesters are still occupying Cairo's Tahrir Square despite the pledge of a speedier handover to civilian rule.

Security forces again fired tear gas at protesters near the interior ministry after a brief truce collapsed.

Marco Werman gets the latest from The World's Matthew Bell in Cairo.