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Rights groups: Egypt failed to hold officials accountable 2 years after deadly rally crackdown

  • Members of the Muslim Brotherhood hold up pictures of their ousted President Mohammed Morsi during a protest two years after hundreds were killed in a single day when Egyptian troops moved in to disperse sit-ins by Islamist supporters of the Brotherhood, in the Talbia district of Giza, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. International rights groups are criticizing the Egyptian government for failing to hold officials accountable two years after one of the deadliest dispersals of protesters in the country's history. (AP Photo/Belal Darder)

    Members of the Muslim Brotherhood hold up pictures of their ousted President Mohammed Morsi during a protest two years after hundreds were killed in a single day when Egyptian troops moved in to disperse sit-ins by Islamist supporters of the Brotherhood, in the Talbia district of Giza, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. International rights groups are criticizing the Egyptian government for failing to hold officials accountable two years after one of the deadliest dispersals of protesters in the country's history. (AP Photo/Belal Darder)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, file photo, a supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi reacts during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Rabaah el-Adawiyah sit in, in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt. International rights groups are criticizing the Egyptian government for failing to hold officials accountable two years after one of the deadliest dispersals of protesters in the country's history. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, file photo, a supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi reacts during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Rabaah el-Adawiyah sit in, in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt. International rights groups are criticizing the Egyptian government for failing to hold officials accountable two years after one of the deadliest dispersals of protesters in the country's history. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, file photo, a trampled poster of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi is seen on the ground as government employees clean up outside Rabaah el-Adawiyah mosque, where his supporters held a protest camp in Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt. International rights groups are criticizing the Egyptian government for failing to hold officials accountable two years after one of the deadliest dispersals of protesters in the country's history. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

    FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, file photo, a trampled poster of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi is seen on the ground as government employees clean up outside Rabaah el-Adawiyah mosque, where his supporters held a protest camp in Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt. International rights groups are criticizing the Egyptian government for failing to hold officials accountable two years after one of the deadliest dispersals of protesters in the country's history. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)  (The Associated Press)

International rights groups are criticizing the Egyptian government for failing to hold officials accountable two years after one of the deadliest dispersals of protesters in the country's history.

Hundreds were killed in a single day when Egyptian troops moved in to disperse sit-ins by Islamist supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood on Aug. 14, 2013.

Friday marks the second anniversary of that crackdown, which came a month after the military's ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, following mass protests against him.

To mark the anniversary, hackers attacked the website of Cairo's International Airport, posting a message promising to pursue the culprits behind the deadly dispersal.

The New York-based Human Rights Watch called for a U.N. inquiry into the dispersal. The Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights urged an independent investigation.