U.S. Policymakers Should Hold President Mubarak Accountable
President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt is scheduled to meet with members of Congress and the Administration, including President Bill Clinton, in Washington, D.C. This will be the Egyptian leader's second visit since April. In view of the deteriorating human rights situation in Egypt, Middle East Watch calls on policymakers in the White House and on Capitol Hill to hold President Mubarak publicly accountable for his government's poor record. Middle East Watch believes that President Mubarak should be questioned vigorously about policies and actions of his government that violate human rights -- including the continuing state of emergency (in force since October 1981), the ongoing practice of incommunicado detention and torture by security forces, and increasing restrictions on freedom of association and freedom of expression.