Egyptian embassy in Berlin completely rejects comments by German Human Rights Commissioner on elections, human rights

Ahram Online , Friday 16 Mar 2018

The embassy stressed in a statement its rejection of unacceptable interference in Egypt's internal affairs

File photo: Egyptian embassy in Berlin (Photo: Al-Ahram)

The Egyptian Embassy in Berlin issued a statement on Thursday expressing its complete rejection of recent comments by German Human Rights Commissioner concerning the upcoming presidential elections in Egypt and human rights situation in the country.

"The Egyptian Embassy stresses its rejection of any unacceptable interference in Egypt's internal affairs, which is based on a non-objective assessment to realities in the country," the statement said.

"The Egyptian Embassy regrets that the German commissioner has adopted such a stance, especially when Egypt is continuing its steady path towards democracy and enforcing the modern values of human rights, as demonstrated by the country's fourth election since the 30 June revolution," the statement added.

Egypt has stressed the integrity of its upcoming presidential elections, scheduled to be held nationwide from 26-28 March.

The elections will be entirely supervised by the judiciary and monitored by many state and foreign media outlets, as well as by international organizations.

Voting for Egyptian expatriates started abroad on Friday morning and is set to end on 18 March.

Egyptians living in Germany started casting their votes at the Egyptian embassy in Berlin.






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