Egypt slams the report of right abuses under Sisi

Human Rights Watch report says Sisi had presided over “flagrant” human rights abuses since taking office in mid-2014

Egypt slams the report of right abuses under Sisi

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The Egyptian government has criticized a report released by Human Rights Watch on Monday regarding alleged human rights abuses committed by Egypt’s security services since Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi assumed the presidency one year ago.

In its report, issued on Monday, the New York-based rights group said that Sisi had presided over “flagrant” human rights abuses since taking office in mid-2014.

HRW also said that Sisi and his government had provided near total impunity for Egypt’s security forces.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Ati said that HRW had “no credibility among the Egyptian public and in many countries”.

Abdel-Ati also accused the rights group of “spreading lies” and “issuing politicized reports”.

“The al-Sisi government is acting as though restoring stability in Egypt needs a dose of repression the likes of which it hasn’t seen for decades; but its treatment is killing the patient,” said Joe Stork, HRW’s deputy Middle East and North Africa director.

Sisi, a former army chief, was elected president last year, almost one year after he led a coup against elected President Mohamed Morsi, who had served out only one year in office.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Haziran 2015, 12:29
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