31 January 2014

Egypt Rejects Any Foreign Interference Into Its Judiciary - Spokesman

The spokesman of the Foreign Ministry said Egypt rejects any attempts by any country or any party to meddle into the affairs of its judiciary.

"The verdicts and independence of the Egyptian judiciary should be respected," Badr Abdel-Atti said, adding that it is totally unacceptable to have any country or party interfere in the affairs of the Egyptian judiciary.

He was responding to a question about the remarks made by State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki on the referral of Egyptian and foreign journalists working for Doha-based Al-Jazeera to the criminal court.

"The Egyptian judiciary guarantees fair and transparent hearings," Abdel-Atti said.

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