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Egypt calls on US to exercise restraint towards Missouri protests
Foreign ministry spokesperson says Egypt hopes US authorities will abide by international standards at protests over the murder of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri
Ahram Online , Tuesday 19 Aug 2014
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Badr Abdel-Aty
Badr Abdel-Aty, foreign affairs ministry spokesman (Photo: Al-Ahram)

The Egyptian foreign ministry has said it is closely watching developments in the US city of Ferguson following clashes between security forces and protesters over the murder of African American teenager Mike Brown last week.

It has called on US authorities to exercise restraint and deal with the protests in accordance with US and international standards, foreign ministry spokesperson Ambassador Badr Abdel-Atti told state news agency MENA.

Abdel-Atti said Egypt was closely following reactions to the violence, including a statement by UN General Secretary Ban-Ki Moon, who demanded self-restraint and respect for the right to free assembly and expression.

The foreign ministry hopes investigations will reveal the truth about Mike Brown's murder, Abdel-Atti added.

Egyptian authorities were widely condemned for the killing of over six hundred pro-Mohamed Morsi protesters in Cairo and Giza in August 2013.





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ناصر
20-08-2014 03:58am
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what is going on? I CAN NOT BELEIVE IT!
what is going on? is this our spokes person, is he asking the American's to behave them selv's WOW. where were you? i am very happy that we started to wake up and hope its not too late. i am so happy i love you Mr Presidant CICI. Thanks
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Arif Uddin
19-08-2014 08:35pm
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look who is telling who
This is an insult to USA who the hell is Egyptian minister to us what to do in our country first of they need to pay attention to their wrong doing you crush the democracy in your country kill thousands via fake court systems and just remembered that we feed you dogs you shouldn't bit the hand who feeds you take your bs tell your buddies in Arab dictators
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Aladdin, Egypt
19-08-2014 11:01pm
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LOL
We hsad to crush the armed civil disobidience by BH of criminals. They were given more than one chance. Allah Akber.
Mr G
19-08-2014 09:45pm
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Fair play to Egypt
I don't really like Sisi but this made me laugh, USA and ignorant Americans are so used to telling the world what to do and patronising them so it's about time someone's told them to get their own house in order!
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robaby
19-08-2014 07:18pm
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Sheer hypocrisy of Egypt
They are much much worse than America
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Ashraf El Khadem
19-08-2014 05:40pm
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Correction
Last paragraph should read: Egyptian authorities were falsely criticized for the killing of 600 armed violent protestors in Cairo and Giza in August 2013 all of whom belong and/or support the MB terrorist organization which widely supports Al Qaeda, Hamas, ISIS, and all other terrorist groups commiting crimes against humanity worldwide.
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Khaled Egypt
20-08-2014 12:17am
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@Speechless
This is called "shameless"....so don't be speechless,it not a surprise...you can expect from shamless junta such jokes.
mohamed
19-08-2014 08:18pm
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Speechless
the junta rulers in Egypt are beyond delusional to the point they are out of touch with reality.
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Jenny
19-08-2014 04:56pm
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Also
The "protesters" are also looting and committing other crimes like beating anyone who isn't black and breaking into stores and cars.
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Key
19-08-2014 11:37pm
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What goes around comes around
Whites have been beating and killing African Americans for hundreds of years up until today. If they are looting, beating, breaking stores and cars that is wrong and criminal and whoever is doing this should be held accountable. On the other hand European Whites (in america) should also be held accountable for killing, shooting, beating, raping African Americans ever since the day they were dragged against their will from Africa just because of their color are grave crimes against humanity. Consider accountability on both ends with more grave criminal consequences to the majority who hold power over the minority.
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Jenny
19-08-2014 04:55pm
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US media is nuts
The man who was shot and killed had recently robbed a store and beaten the owner. He had drugs in his system and when he was shot, he had assaulted the officer. Unfortunately race relations are horrible here in America because of this staggering self entitlement issue that many black youths have. And unfortunately they get away with much from thowing a race card out and calling anyone who tries to keep them from committing crimes, racist.
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Khofoo, Giza
19-08-2014 04:20pm
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LOL
What goes around; comes around. U.S. stood strongly to defend BH of criminals during our effort to control them. U.S falsely claimed HR violation among other nonsense claims. We are feeding you the same BS. LOL.
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Luqman
19-08-2014 04:01pm
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Killer Sissi
Look who is teaching Americans the respect for humanity. This selfish and coward Sissi killed thousands of his country men and women. raped the democracy to win fake elections. Shame on you even to mention this news.
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Egyptian
20-08-2014 12:15am
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Shame on you. Open your eyes. Armed Militants are not peaceful protesters
DO YOU NOT SEE WHAT KIND OF SHAPE LIBYA IS IN UNDER BROTHERHOOD CONTROL? BROTHERHOOD WERE THREATENING TO KILL PEOPLE BEFORE MORSI WAS REMOVED TO TRY TO KEEP POWER, THEY THREATENED MAYHEM IN THE SINAI AND OTHER PARTS OF EGYPT. DOCUMENTED VIDEO FOOTAGE. CAN YOU PRESENT 1 VIDEO, JUST ONE, WHERE SISI THREATENS SOMEONE'S LIFE? THE ONLY THING U COULD FIND WOULD BE SISI VOWING TO PROTECT AS MANY EGYPTIAN LIVES AS HE CAN.
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Sam Enslow
19-08-2014 03:53pm
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A few differences
There are a few differences to be noted between Egypt and the US. No permit needed to protest. . Most arrested will be charged with disturbing the peace and receive a ticket which they can pay or challenge in court. They will be safe in their homes in about four hours. Those charged with more serious crimes will be allowed to plead guilty or not guilty and a court date will be set. Most will be home in about 8 hours. Those charged and unable to pay bail must be trued within 90 days. Every one arrested will bebtld he has the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. If he cannot afford one, one will be appointed for no charge. Every one arrested is assumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. All are entitled to a jury trial. As bad as this situation is, the world press is allowed to cover it. No reporter will be arrested for what he writes. In the end the policeman will face charges once all information is in. Even Egyptians can comment.
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Sam Enslow
21-08-2014 10:08am
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Taz
' Thise who trade Liberty for Security get neither.'
Sam Enslow
21-08-2014 10:04am
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protest permits
Some cities require permits for large demonstrations, however, the Skoki, IL case which was brought by the ACLU placed strict restrictions on what governments can prohibit. The marchers in question were Nazis. Their right to march was defended by Jewish lawyers. No permits are required unless traffic will be blocked or other considerations. No one has been charged in MO with demonstrating without a permit.
Sam Enslow
20-08-2014 08:48am
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Two more differences
If one is arrested, he must be charged with a crime within 48 hours or set free. Investigations are done prior to arrest. If a defendant's rights are violated, he will be set free even if known to be guilty. He, if found innocent, cannot be retried on the same charges. The State gets one chance to prove its case.
Taz
20-08-2014 01:33am
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You know what's it all about
It is like a 'Rightbackatcha " game. Not to be taken seriously, Yes, I agree that the U.S is the beacon of democracy and it respects its citizen's right, but it had to go through dark tunnel in history to get there with only residues of the past racism still lingering. Egypt hasn't reached that point yet and won't be a good idea to apply the same standard at timebeing because of all the security vaccum, what's going on in the general neighborhood and the fact that the kind of "protesters" the Government has to deal with, have much rougher elbows.
Yasmina
20-08-2014 12:55am
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US cities require permits
All large protests in US require notice and permits. Every time we have a pro Palestinian demonstration we must go downtown and fill out paper work and follow specific guidlines. If this is not done then there can be problems.
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Jenny
19-08-2014 11:18pm
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Yep we do.
We do have to have permits for protesting. And they have to come from city police, state police, the site we are protesting on, and the chamber of commerce. I've done many protests in my home town and have never been denied a peaceful gathering. But yes, we have to have permits

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