Hundreds of people were killed during August clashes between security forces and supporters of Mohamed Morsi, who was removed from power by the Egyptian military in July.
Morsi's political backers, the Muslim Brotherhood, said the July 3 ouster was a military coup. Egyptian allies have been reluctant to categorize it as such because it would trigger legal restrictions on foreign aid.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday she was "alarmed" by the ongoing violence in Egypt. In a statement last month, she said the political situation in the country after Morsi's ouster was polarized.
"The path to stability in Egypt lies in its ability to establish the rule of law in an inclusive manner that ensures that all Egyptians, irrespective of their political opinion, gender, religion, or status, are recognized as legitimate stakeholders in the future of their country," she said in a statement to the U.N. Human Rights Council.
The Egyptian military suspended a Constitution drafted by Morsi's administration when it took power. It's working to revise the measure to eliminate principles aligned with Islamic law.
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