Egypt rejects European Parliament's human rights resolution as 'unacceptable' intervention

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The Egyptian parliament rejected on Friday a European Parliament (EP) resolution which condemns human rights conditions in the country, describing it as an "unacceptable" intervention into the internal affairs of Egypt.

The EP's resolution represents a continuation of an unacceptable approach of previous resolutions that are not given any consideration by the Egyptian parliament or the people, the parliament said in a statement.

On Thursday, the EP adopted a resolution condemning "the latest state crackdown on peaceful anti-government protests, as well as the ongoing restrictions on fundamental rights in the country."

The Egyptian parliament fully rejected the EP's resolution as the EP has no right to issue such a resolution, the statement said.

"The EP should focus on the EU countries and the human rights situation there," the parliament said, adding the resolution contains "lies" that have made it "without value."

"Egypt does not need an assessment or a certificate of good conduct from the European Parliament," it added.

In September, hundreds of Egyptians protested against the Egyptian government in several cities after an exiled Egyptian contractor posted videos online, charging the government with corruption and lavish spending of public funds, according to local media.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has previously described the allegations as "lies and slander," urging the Egyptian media to confront such slandering campaigns. 

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