Desperate attempt for the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group to demonstrate near the Human Rights Council (UNHRC)  headquarters  in Geneva, Friday. Desperate attempt for the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group to demonstrate near the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) headquarters in Geneva, Friday.

Desperate attempt for MB to demonstrate near UNHRC headquarters

Fri, Mar. 8, 2019
CAIRO - 8 March 2019: Desperate attempt for the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group to demonstrate near the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) headquarters in Geneva, Friday, ended with great failure, as only few number of the outlawed members showed up.

MB called for the demonstration on conjunction with the 40th session of UNHRC which kicked off in Geneva, Feb. 27.

The demonstrations aimed at distorting the political and social scene in Egypt along with demanding the return of former president Mohamed Morsi to office again. Morsi, is currently facing several trials for accusations of damaging and setting fire to prison buildings, murder and attempted murder, and looting prison weapons depots while allowing prisoners from the Hamas, Lebanon's Hezbollah, jihadists, and other criminals to break out of jails.

It was reported that MB tried to attract mercenaries to partake in the demonstration, offering 200 Swiss Franc (CHF) to each one of them; however, MB still failed in gathering demonstrators.

On March 5, human rights delegation comprised of two Egyptian NGOs headed to Geneva to participate in ‎the 40th session of the Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Members of the delegation included Saed Abdel Hafez, representing the Forum for ‎Development and Human Rights Dialogue (Moltaka) and Aida Nour, from the Women and Development ‎Association.

"Egyptian NGOs participation in international meetings and events, including the UNHRC annual ‎sessions, is very vital to clarify facts to public international opinion regarding the situation in Egypt,” said ‎Abdel Hafez who further explained that public discussion of human rights violations and countering ‎terrorism is among the top priority issues for Egypt during all international high level meetings.

“The ‎human rights topic has been politicized by a number of terrorist groups including the Muslin Brotherhood ‎to justify their terror acts and violence against civilians in the Middle East,” he added. “Our delegation to ‎the Human Rights Council 40the session will meet with high level representatives of diplomatic missions ‎and European human rights activists to expose terrorists groups’ lies.”‎

During the Seminar that was conducted March 7, on the sideline of UNHRC meeting, the activists discussed the absence of democracy and freedoms in Qatar. The activists noted that Qatar's political process has stopped since 2008, as no elections for municipal councils for example was held since then.
 
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