Egyptian MPs and politicians have denounced what they term the European Parliament’s “blatant” meddling in Egypt’s domestic issues.
On Friday, the European Parliament issued a statement demanding the immediate and unconditional release of dozens of human rights defenders, lawyers, journalists, activists, politicians, and social media influencers currently imprisoned in Egypt, and the reversal of the excessive use of pre-trial detention.
The European Parliament also asked the EU member states to support the establishment of an international mechanism to monitor and report on human rights violations in Egypt at the United Nations Human Rights Council, as well as a comprehensive review of the EU’s relations with Egypt in light of Egypt’s poor human rights record.
Many Egyptian politicians and deputies rebuffed the European Parliament’s plea and declared it to be imperious meddling in Egypt’s affairs. This comes as Egypt recently hosted Cop27 in November hosting world leaders.
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