Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek during his speech at the the Middle East and North Africa Conference to counter terrorism - Press Photo Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek during his speech at the the Middle East and North Africa Conference to counter terrorism - Press Photo

Terrorist acts violate int'l peace, human rights: Sadek

Wed, Feb. 20, 2019
CAIRO - 20 February 2019: Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek said Wednesday that the Egyptian prosecution team have a great experience in crimes of terrorism that could be useful at the international level, adding that terrorism practices are the most serious violations of international peace and human rights.

This came at a conference on fighting terrorism, Sadek added that since the start of the past century, Egypt has been keen on fighting terrorism and its funding and money laundering at the national and international levels.

Therefore, Egypt has joined many international agreements on fighting terrorism and outlined a national strategy for fighting it, he added.

He reviewed challenges in fighting terrorist crimes and funding, noting that besides the military confrontation on the ground there is another challenge which is in the cyber domain.

Terrorist groups had developed their methods via using modern technology for spreading and implementing their terrorist ideology, he said, explaining that they do not need now to physically move from one place to another.

Simply they can communicate via modern technology and use encrypted messages away from the control of the men of law enforcement.

This requires the international community to enhance cooperation and coordination for fighting these criminal methods, he said, adding that world countries have to upgrade their methods of cooperation and their exchange of information to fight terrorist groups.

Also, UAE Attorney General Mohamed Sayed Shamsi stressed that terrorism threatens the stability of countries and their existence.

Earlier, Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli inaugurated Wednesday the Middle East and North Africa Conference to counter terrorism and face the growing threats of financing terrorism, according to a statement issued by the Cabinet.

The two-day conference is attended by Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali, Investment Minister Sahar Nasr, Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek, and several ambassadors and representatives of 41 diplomatic missions in Cairo.

The statement reported that the conference will discuss several important issues related to fighting terrorism and other crimes; it will also tackle means of boosting international cooperation in this regard.

Additional Report with MENA
 
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