Parliament deplores HRW report over intervening in Egypt

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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 - 06:41 GMT

Egyptian Parliament - File Photo

Egyptian Parliament - File Photo

CAIRO – 11 September 2017: The Parliament's Human Rights Committee denounced on Monday the report issued by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) over its fallacies and intervention in Egypt’s domestic affairs as well as inciting the international community against Egypt.

In a press release, the committee added that the state authorities namely the Interior Ministry and State Information Service as well as the independent authorities like the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) to shoulder the responsibility to show the truth about human rights in Egypt.

It urged Egyptian ambassadors and media offices abroad to act to show the truth and the government to financially and logistically support them to confront such powers and organizations aiming at implementing its scheme to hinder economic and political reforms.

The committee asserted that the report ignored the rights of police and military forces and only mentioned the rights of the terrorists, underlining that the report is politicized and is taking human rights as a cover to interfere in Egypt’s domestic affairs.

Earlier, the meeting, led by head of the committee Alaa Abed, was also attended by the NCHR head Mohamed Fayek, Interior Minister Assistant for Human Rights Leila Bahaa el Din, SIS chief Diaa Rashwan, chairman of parliament's Social Solidarity Committee Abdel Hadi al Qasabi.

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