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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Egypt rejects EU’s “unfounded allegations” on human rights

EU countries including Germany, Finland, and Denmark voiced their concerns about Egypt’s human rights record yesterday during a UN OHCHR’s general debate. The countries accusations included restricting civil society and the systemic silencing of the media. This came as UN human rights experts strongly condemned on Tuesday a decision by the Egyptian prosecutor to seek the death penalty for photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid (a.k.a Shawkan), who was arrested while covering anti-government protests in 2013.Egypt’s UN Ambassador Alaa Youssef rejected “unfounded allegations” made by the EU countries.

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