Egypt’s House of Representatives slammed a resolution issued by the European Parliament on Thursday, citing its outrageous interference in Egyptian affairs as well as spreading rumors and lies about Egypt.
“With a great sense of dissatisfaction and disgust, the Egyptian House of Representatives has reviewed the European Parliament Resolution issued on October 5, 2023 regarding the human rights situation in Egypt, in connection with the case of the so-called Hisham Kassem, which usually comes as part of a series of unjustified and desperate attempts by the European Parliament to claim that it possesses powers to evaluate, guide, and hold accountable, without any slightest right, those countries falling outside the borders of its membership, and disregards all international conventions condemning any interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states,” the House of Representatives said in a statement made available to The Egyptian Gazette.
The Egyptian House of Representatives voiced its rejection of this resolution that lacks credibility or impartiality. In spite that this resolution was stillborn, the House, as being the conscience of the nation, had to point out some of what was stated in this resolution to reveal the truth and puts things in perspective.
“With regard to the so-called Hisham Kassem whom the resolution calls for his immediate and unconditional release and dropping of political charges filed against him,” it said.
it is worth to note that the truth is that it was a crime of insult and slander against one of the opposition figures, Mr. Kamal Abu Eita, and the opposition political forces and some of the Egyptian jurists mediated to resolve the dispute, which was rejected by the latter.
“Also, there was another crime which was assaulting public officials while performing their duties. All legal measures were taken in accordance with the rules of the Egyptian criminal law. Worthy to mention here that the call for the release of the aforementioned person is a violation of the independence of the Egyptian Judiciary, the independence that the European Parliament itself incessantly demands, which reflects double standards, and constitutes an unacceptable and reprehensible attempt to pressure the Egyptian Judiciary before considering the aforementioned person’s appeal scheduled to be heard on Saturday,” it said.
The Egyptian House of Representatives affirmed that the record of human rights is a humanitarian record instead of being a legal one. This is the Egyptian vision of the human rights record, away from the attempts of many international parties to employ it in order to impose agendas and dictations on the wills of some countries under the claims of protecting them. This surely contradicts the principle of the sovereignty and independence of states, a matter totally rejected by the Egyptian state when dealing with this record.