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Egypt - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (16.01.19)

Q – You awarded the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law to Mohamed Lotfy, head of an NGO that denounces forced disappearances. His request for a presidential pardon for his wife, Amal Fathy (sentenced to two years in prison for speaking out about her experience of sexual harassment), has gone nowhere. Given the strategic partnership between France and Egypt, did you support the request made to the Egyptian authorities by this human rights activist?
A – We are closely (…)

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