Foreign Ministry strongly deplores UN rights chief’s report on Egypt
Thursday، 08 March 2018 - 11:03 AM
The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday strongly denounced false allegations, included in a report on Egypt by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The fabricated incidents stated in Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’s report reflects a total disregard for the progress made in the file of human rights in Egypt, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The Foreign Ministry expressed its astonishment at mentioning Egypt’s upcoming presidential election in the report, based on information described by the UN human rights chief himself as "alleged,” the statement added.
Egypt rejects any attempt to cast doubt on the credibility and integrity of the forthcoming presidential poll without providing any evidence or substantiated information, the statement read.
The Foreign Ministry denies the state’s responsibility for the voluntary withdrawal of potential candidates or for their inability to complete their nomination papers, saying that any legal procedures against any individual are taken based on legal offences, the statement noted.
It is unacceptable to see such explicit support in the remarks of Al Hussein for a terrorist group and its members, as well as continued unfounded accusations regarding the status of non-governmental organizations and media in Egypt, the statement read.