CAIRO: Egypt’s permanent representative to the United Nations Amr Ramadan denounced Friday U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken’s remarks on Egypt’s human rights record during a session at the Geneva- based UN Council of the Human Rights.
Ramadan said that the U.S. should not interfere in Egypt’s affairs and should tackle human rights violations that have been committed by his country inside Guantanamo Prison and against the people from African origins and immigrants, Youm7 reported
“In Egypt, we are deeply concerned by mounting allegations of abuses by security services, particularly arbitrary arrests,” Blinken said in his speech at the UNCHR Wednesday, adding “It is important for President Sisi to to address these allegations and restore public trust. We strongly support Egypt’s efforts to confront the threat of terrorism and surmount its economic challenges, but long-term peace and stability require trust, accountability, and avenues for peaceful dissent.”
Ramadan also voiced his concerns over deporting the Egyptian student Emadeldin ElSayed who posted a threat against Presidential hopeful Donald Trump.