7 February 2013

Egypt: PM Qandil: Egypt Committed to Preserving Human Rights, Dignity

Prime Minister Hisham Qandil reiterated Egypt's commitment to preserving human rights and dignity for which the January 25th Revolution has erupted.

This came during a ceremony to honor beneficiaries of the Social Development Center in the Cairo shantytown of Deweika.

Qandil said individual incidents of human rights violations are being seriously dealt with, referring to the case of the citizen who was harshly beaten up and dragged naked by policemen during an anti-regime protest around Ittihadeya Palace.

He underlined that both the General Prosecution and the Interior Ministry were investigating the incident.

We should wait for the findings of the investigations and not jump to conclusions, he added.

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