41. Egypt rejects the US Secretary of State’s report on human rights conditions in Egypt

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Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejected the US Secretary of State’s report on human rights conditions in Egypt. Husām Zakī, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs called for the US to respect Egypt’s privacy and stated that such reports are not binding to Egypt.
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Press review based on Rose al-Yūsuf, March 14, 2010 (pp. 1, 2); al-Wafd, March 14, 2010 (p. 1); al-Misrī al-Yawm, March 14, 2010 (p. 5); a-Dustūr, March 13, 2010 (p. 3); al-Ahrār, March 14, 2010 (p. 1)
Egypt has rejected the American report on human rights in Egypt.
Husām Zakī, the spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that Egypt’s attention to human rights issues is a result of Egypt’s excessive care about human rights. He called on all foreign entities to respect the privacy of Egypt’s internal affairs, stressing that only authentic, specialized international organizations are binding to Egypt.
Al-Dustūr also covered the report, which noted that the Egyptian government’s behavior is still poor and that there are persistent and serious violations in freedom of expression, the state of emergency, torture in prisons and the dominance of the security authorities over the judiciary.
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