FILE – An Arab Parliament session
CAIRO -12 March 2020: The Arab Parliament totally rejected a joint statement issued by some member states of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) regarding the human rights situation in Egypt, according to a statement released on Friday.
The Arab Parliament described such an act as "blatant and unacceptable interference in Egypt's affairs."
The joint statement is based on inaccurate information, it added.
Egypt has independent judicial and human rights institutions that provide all the guarantees necessary to achieve fair trials in all their stages, respect the laws and the constitution, and adhere to the universal principles of human rights, the pan-Arab body said.
It affirmed its full solidarity with the government and people of Egypt in the face of any attempts to target its sovereignty.
"We support all measures to be taken by Egypt to prevent interference in its internal affairs," it added.
Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs called for reviewing such rejected speech, asking these countries “to stop making accusations that only express an unpalatable political orientation that includes fallacies without evidence.”
Egypt also affirms that this unacceptable statement does not take into account Egypt’s considerable efforts in the human rights field in all its political, economic, and social aspects over the past years, the Foreign Ministry continued.
Egypt’s mission in Geneva is scheduled to deliver a statement at the Human Rights Council on the deficiencies and anti-human rights practices in countries that signed the joint statement.
“No country [worldwide] has reached the point of perfection [regarding the human rights]. No country can consider itself as an evaluator or arbiter in this regard,” Egypt’s Foreign Ministry continued.
At a session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on Friday, 31 countries and a number of NGOs signed a joint statement on human rights in Egypt.