1 year after Copts killed during protest, Egyptian rights group says no one held accountable

An Egyptian rights group has accused the country's authorities of failing to bring to account those responsible for the deaths of 26 Coptic Christians killed during an anti-government demonstration one year ago.

Copts and political groups are holding a rally Tuesday on the anniversary of the deadly protest, during which armored personnel carriers ran over anti-government demonstrators. They want the military rulers that were running Egypt at the time to be put on trial.

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights says a "flimsy sentence" against three soldiers for the deaths of 15 of the protesters doesn't bring to account those ultimately responsible for the violence.

Lawyer Hani Ramsis says a complaint against some of the generals who were ruling Egypt at the time was filed to the civilian prosecutor Monday.