Egypt calls for US restraint over Ferguson

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Conflict in Egypt. Photo courtesy AfricaTime.

Conflict in Egypt. Photo courtesy AfricaTime.

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[E]gypt’s foreign ministry has called on the US to show restraint in its reaction to protests in Missouri, according to a report in local news provider, Ahram Online.

The country’s foreign ministry told the state-run MENA news agency that US authorities should deal with the protests in the city of Ferguson in accordance with US and international stardards, the report on Tuesday said.

Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman, Badr Abdel-Aty, hoped investigations would reveal the truth about “Mike Brown’s murder”, it added, referring to the black US teenager whose killing by a white police officer triggered protests.

Egypt has faced criticism over its own record of dealing with protesters.

A report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) last week accused Egyptian security forces of systematically and deliberatly killing protesters at a sit-in at Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya square in August 2013.

Up to a thousand supporters of the former president, Mohamed Morsi, were killed in the clashes according to HRW.

The country subsequently introduced laws preventing demonstrations that did not have clearance from authorities.

Source: Al Jazeera

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