Egypt - Q&A from the press briefing (04 May 2020)


Q: Shadi Habash, a young Egyptian who was jailed for making a music video that was very critical of President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, died in a Cairo prison on Saturday. What is France’s reaction?

A: Information regarding Shadi Habash’s death in prison is troubling. France maintains a frank and rigorous dialogue with Egypt on human rights, and it is an integral part of our bilateral relationship. France therefore reiterates that prison conditions must meet the requirements set forth in relevant international agreements.