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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

FM Shoukry, Egypt MPs criticize UK guidance on asylum for Brotherhood members

Shoukry, MPs critical of UK guidance on asylum for Brotherhood: Guidance (pdf) published by the UK Home Office outlining the conditions for potential asylum requests by prominent members and supporters of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is “not positive” for relations between Egypt and the UK, according to a statement by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Tuesday, Ahram Online reported. The document’s assertions that prominent members and supporters of the Brotherhood were being targeted and that the judiciary was partial are “unfounded,” Shoukry added. A number of members of the House of Representatives also aired their grievances on the matter, with independent Rep. Abdel Rehim Ali saying “They [the UK] said last December that links to the Muslim Brotherhood should be considered a possible indicator of extremism, and now after eight months they say members of the group, including supporters and journalists, can seek political asylum in the UK.”

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