(Corrects story after UN releases corrected statement without
reference to prosecuting government members)
GENEVA Dec 6 Egypt's government must protect
peaceful protesters and prosecute anyone inciting violence,
including politicians, U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Navi
Pillay said on Thursday.
"People have the right to protest peacefully and they have
the right not to be killed or injured for doing so. The current
government came to power on the back of similar protests and so
should be particularly sensitive to the need to protect
protesters' rights to freedom of expression and peaceful
assembly," Pillay said.
(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Janet Lawrence)