Cairo - 18 December 2020: Egypt's House of Representatives slammed in a statement, Friday the European Parliament’s resolution on the human rights situation in Egypt.
The parliament described the European Parliament’s decision as "politicized and unbalanced".
The statement added that the Parliament, headed by Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal, followed with great dissatisfaction what was included in the resolution issued by the European Parliament regarding the situation of human rights in Egypt, which included many fallacies contrary to reality.
The parliament considered the decision of the European Parliament is unacceptable and inappropriate to the Egyptian-European strategy, relationships and cooperation.
It was added that such resolution indicates that the European parliament adopts politicized goals and an unbalanced approach.
In its statement, the Egyptian Parliament called on the European Parliament not to appoint itself “as the guardian of Egypt and Egyptians” and to distance itself from politicizing human rights to serve any political purposes, calling on them to objectively consider the real situation in Egypt.
The parliament expressed their 'astonishment' at the European Parliament’s assertions regarding the Egyptian judicial procedures.
The parliament noted that the European Parliament should’ve give consider the Egyptian efforts to maintain security and stability, not only domestically, but also at the regional level, especially in the areas of combating terrorism and illegal immigration.
On Wednesday, The European Parliament issued a resolution number RC-B9-0426/2020 on what claimed to address “the deteriorating situation of human rights in Egypt, in particular the case of the activists of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)”
The resolution issued by Kati Piri, Pierfrancesco Majorino, criticized the human rights satiation in Egypt and claimed that the authorities ‘intensify their crackdown on civil society, human rights defenders, health workers, journalists, opposition members, academics and lawyers,’
It also shed light on questioning three of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) members, Gasser Abdel Razek, Karim Ennarah and Mohammad Basheer, who were arrested by security forces