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Alaa Abd El-Fatah’s sister has been accused of “spreading false news” in Egypt.Egypt

The sister of imprisoned hunger striker Alaa Abd El-Fatah is known to have filed a case with Egyptian prosecutors after pro-government lawyers accused her of espionage and “spreading false news”. It was

The news was reported by Sanaa Seif cop 27 The climate summit was held in Egypt and made headlines. In the lawsuit, she is accused of “colluding with foreign agencies against the Egyptian State, foreign agitation and agitation against the Egyptian State and its agencies, and willfully spreading false news.”

The complaint raises the risk of her detention at Cop27, which prosecutors have yet to accept. The indictment appears to be related to the case of the Anglo-Egyptian brothers, their dual citizenship, and Seif’s public statements supporting his request that British authorities help secure his freedom.

The accusation reflects some of the insults directed at Seif by Amr Darwish, an Egyptian MP who has been an ardent defender of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s rule during the Cop27 events. Darwish interrupts his speech at the conference and is kicked out of the room.

Meanwhile, Britain’s Middle East minister said he did not know if Abd El Fattah was still alive and said Egypt’s refusal to grant him access to the British consulate was unacceptable.

speak in House of PeersLord Ahmad said that the Egyptian government’s failure to cooperate with regard to prisoners would have a “huge impact” on future relations between Britain and Egypt.

Pressed by members of the lords to elaborate on these outcomes, including whether Britain would withdraw from the UK-Egyptian trade deal, Ahmad avoided a direct answer.

He said he had been in touch with his family and the Egyptian ambassador to Britain last week, and his tone indicated that he was increasingly resentful of Egypt for refusing to even acknowledge that Abd el-Fatah was a British citizen. had suggested.

Mr Ahmad said: It should be acknowledged.As for the proof of life issue, I know their mother is out of jail asking for weekly letters [from her son]What is urgently needed is confirmation of that very issue.

Despite constructive engagement, access to the consulate has not yet been granted. that is not acceptable. ”

Fellow Liberal Democrat Lord Purvis of Tweed demanded that the government explain the practical consequences if Egypt were not involved. There are mechanisms to suspend this agreement based on human rights violations. Will the government show Egypt that it intends to suspend these preferential trade agreements until proper consular access to British citizens is provided to the UK?”

Alaa Abd El Fatah speaking in court during a trial in Cairo in 2014. Photo: Al Youm Al Saabi/Reuters

Raising the issue, Lady Boycott said: not sure if he is force fed We don’t know what kind of conversation took place between the Prime Minister and President al-Sisi when they met in Sharm el-Sheikh earlier this week. likely to die – In fact, as I speak, he could be dead – No more pressure can be applied to save this very important man. is not a problem. He is a British citizen in serious trouble. ”

Rishi Sunak declined to give details at Prime Minister’s question at Westminster how he met I was with the president of Egypt.

had a safe Said He tweeted, “It’s been 74 hours since my brother stopped drinking water. 3 days in a row my mom is standing outside the prison gate asking for news. We know nothing. He is handcuffed to the bed. Is he still alive? Can officials attending Cop27 request proof of life?”

Laila Sueif, the pair’s mother, returned to Wadi Al Natrun Prison for three days to find out what happened to her son. “Egyptian authorities who have shed so much blood think they can probably get away with one more crime. They may be right. Will it make such a difference?” she wrote on social media. “So I will pass my words on to others, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and all Heads of State assembled in Sharm el-Sheikh. If Allah dies, you will have blood on your hands and you will We claim to represent a nation where every life matters.”

Shadow Foreign Minister David Lamy told BBC Radio 4: Why did it take the Ministry of Foreign Affairs months to act? ”

Lamy said the Egyptian ambassador should be denied access to Whitehall. “British authorities in Egypt do not have consular access to this British national. I have to ask why the Egyptian ambassador has access to Whitehall in such circumstances. I think it should stop.” he said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/09/britain-does-not-know-if-alaa-abd-el-fattah-still-alive-minister-admits Alaa Abd El-Fatah’s sister has been accused of “spreading false news” in Egypt.Egypt

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