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Egypt’s use of torture in ‘isolated cases’

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Reportage. A Human Rights Watch report states Egyptian authorities under el-Sisi’s green light expanded Mubarak’s repressive machinery in committing torture on a scale that constitutes crimes against humanity. In September, el-Sisi will meet Gentiloni at the UN.

written by Chiara Cruciati

Topic Middle East and North Africa

September 8, 2017

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni will meet Egyptian President el-Sisi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, which will start at New York’s Palace of Glass on Sept. 12.

It was revealed by the Egyptian independent news agency Mada Masr (the same which had announced the return of the Italian ambassador to Cairo in September), quoting Egyptian diplomatic sources. The two governments have already organized the meeting.

Gentiloni will meet el-Sisi during the same days Cantini will settle in the Garden City building in the Egyptian capital, and Hesham Badr will take over the Egyptian diplomatic headquarters in Villa Ada’s park in Rome. It’s all normal, Egyptian parliamentarians are saying these days.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ahmed Abu Zeid, after the announcement........

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