The Human Rights Committee in the Egyptian Parliament condemned the continuous attempts of some organizations to undermine Egypt’s status through false allegations regarding the human rights file. The committee pointed out that the recent accusations issued by United Nations Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor have been partial.
The human rights committee, headed by MP Tarek Radwan indicated that Egypt is now witnessing a growing, remarkable and unprecedented interest in the human rights situation. Egypt pays great attention to the citizen and his/her basic rights.
In a statement, the committee said that the Egyptian Parliament exercises oversight and legislative roles that reinforce the rule of law and guarantee public and private freedoms.
The committee stressed that what is being circulated regarding the defendants being held in pretrial detention before the Egyptian judiciary ignores that this came in accordance with precise legal grounds in accordance with the Egyptian Procedures Law. Those defendants are accused of committing or participating in crimes that violate the public morals in the law, or they were involved in cases affecting Egyptian national security.
The Human Rights Committee confirmed that there is still a case of misinformation against Egypt. This false information was created by terrorist groups and based on a corrupt logic promoted by some organizations.
The committee expressed its great astonishment at the double standards that organizations deal with, which had no comment regarding the killing of civilians, army or police officers and personnel, or any reported condemnations for burning and stealing public and private property.
These organizations did not comment on burning churches and bombing places of worship with worshipers as happened in 2017 in North Sinai, which killed nearly 320 worshipers.
The parliamentarian committee confirmed that Egypt attaches unprecedented attention to the human rights file in modern Egyptian history.
The committee stressed that Egypt spares no effort to provide full support and freedom of action for civil society organizations, and to provide a well-established legislative structure for that.
The committee added that the Egyptian government and the political leadership showed keenness to fulfill the constitutional requirements over the past years.
The parliamentarian committee concluded that what has been raised against Egypt is exposed practices of political pressure on the part of some international agendas hostile to Egypt.