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Hashtag slamming HRW as ‘suspicious’ trends

Thu, Sep. 7, 2017
CAIRO – 7 September 2017: A hashtag criticizing the international organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) calling it “suspicious” has ranked the seventh most trending hashtag on Twitter on Thursday, following a non-evidential report the organization released on human rights in Egypt.


A participant tweet in the Hashtag slams the suspicious role of the HRW, saying, "if it claims that President Sisi has given a nod to the use of torture, then HRW is an intelligence agency not just a Rights Group."

"The organization is only fixating its gaze on Egypt without batting an eye to what happens in other countries, and then it is certainly a suspicious organization," reads another tweet, in reference to the suffering of the Muslims in Myanmar

Earlier on Wednesday, HRW published a report accusing the Egyptian authorities of torturing prisoners, and calling on the United Nations - if police fails to stop it - to punish those who commit such violations. The report interviewed a number of detainees who were tortured by police in the period from 2014 to 2016.

Twitter users responded to the baseless report of Human Rights Watch, and comments have been made by publishing photographs of assaults undertaken by U.S. police officers on citizens in streets without that organization moving, or issuing a report about such assaults.

Social media users rant against HRW report on Egypt

“What happens to the Rohingya Muslims,” Ali Albadri asked on Twitter: "I wonder if Rohingya are killed and they don’t get tortured as they claim in Egypt. What did you Human Rights Watch do for the Rohingya in Burma?”

Tweet criticizing ignorance of big issues like Myanmar and focusing instead on Egyptian matters

Another tweet responded, "80,000 prisoners in Turkey... And 1,300 inmates are raped in American jails daily, especially African-Americans. You are not to be blamed; the Arab donkey who believes you is."

In response to the HRW report, the Foreign Ministry condemned Thursday "the unfounded and biased" report, which manifest the unprofessionalism at its best quoting unknown and anonymous sources.

The ministry further condemned that the group deliberately ignored the progress made in the field of promoting human rights in Egypt over the past few years, demonstrating its deliberate intention to promote and incite violence.

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