CAIRO, Egypt - An international human rights group is calling on Egypt to stop shooting migrants trying to illegally cross the border into Israel.
Human Rights Watch released a report Wednesday critical of the Egypt’s handling of mainly African migrants crossing the border into Israel.
The 90-page report says Egyptian guards have killed at least 32 migrants as they tried to sneak into Israel since June 2007. Many have been from Sudan’s devastated Darfur region.
Wednesday’s report also said migrants detained by Egyptian authorities are often put on trial in secret military courts and denied access to the U.N. refugee agency in violation of international law.
Egypt has said the illegal border crossings jeopardize national security.