Follow us on
Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » International
Egypt summons European envoys over human rights criticism
Friday March 14, 2014 6:54 AM, IANS

The Egyptian foreign ministry summoned Thursday a number of European ambassadors here to protest those states which signed a statement criticising human rights in Egypt, state media reported.

"The aim was to send them a strong message of protest against the statement and to clarify that such a position, if not corrected, will greatly harm bilateral relations between those states and Egypt," Xinhua quoted assistant foreign minister for European affairs Hatem Seif-al-Nasr as telling MENA agency.

As many as 28 states gathered in Geneva last week during the current session of the UN Human Rights Council, including the US, Britain, France and Germany, and they denounced the use of "lethal force" by the Egyptian security forces against supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Morsi was ousted by the military last July after mass protests against his one-year rule. The ouster was followed by a massive security crackdown on his loyalists.

Share this page
Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of
comments powered by Disqus
| Quick links
Contact us
Subscribe to: RSS » Facebook » Twitter » Newsletter Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.
© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.