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Minister for North Africa statement on the closure of the Nadeem Centre in Egypt

FCO Minister Tobias Ellwood deeply concerned by the decision of the Government of Egypt to close the Nadeem Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence.

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Foreign Office Minister, Tobias Ellwood, said:

I am deeply concerned by the decision of the Government of Egypt to close the Nadeem Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, a prominent Egyptian human rights organisation.

At a time when there are widespread concerns about torture and abuse in detention in Egypt, shutting down the Egyptian voices calling for accountability and transparency is a step in the wrong direction. The protection of all Egyptians by accountable institutions operating under the rule of law is fundamental to Egypt’s security and stability.

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Published 10 February 2017