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Sunday, 23 October 2022

Egypt in the News: More on human rights pre-COP

It’s all about human rights in the foreign press this morning after climate activist Greta Thunberg, the family of imprisoned activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, and Amnesty International criticized Egypt’s human rights record. Thunberg called on her social media followers to sign a petition condemning arbitrary arrests, while UK Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy joined Sanaa and Mona Seif at a protest in London calling for the release of Abdel Fattah, who has been on a hunger strike for weeks. Sky News and Quartz have more.

Not all foreign media is viewing COP27 through the prism of human rights: Euronews looks at the Children and Youth Pavilion, which will provide a space for children to discuss policy in a first for a COP event.

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