13 February 2014

Egypt: FM - HRW Report On Human Trafficking in Sinai "Ignored" Several Facts

A report, issued by the Human Rights Watch (HRW), about the human trafficking and torture in Sinai, turned a blind eye to several facts, commented the Foreign Ministry on Thursday 13/2/2014.

The ministry said that human trafficking is a serious crime that poses a great danger to Egypt and serious efforts are exerted to combat it through cooperation with the international community.

The report has completely ignored the great importance attached by Egypt to bringing an end to this phenomenon, the ministry said in a statement Thursday.

Egypt was on the forefront of countries which signed the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, added the statement.

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