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In last interview, former UN Secretary-General defends Cairo's crackdowns - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

19.2.16

In last interview, former UN Secretary-General defends Cairo's crackdowns - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East: [al-monitor.com] Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the former secretary-general of the United Nations and the honorary president of the National Council for Human Rights, gave an exclusive phone interview to Al-Monitor on Feb. 8, a week before his death at the age of 93. He said that the current climate does not allow the full application of human rights, given that Egypt has gone through two consecutive revolutions, followed by protests and demonstrations on the part of the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters who are difficult to contain.

In regard to the Renaissance Dam, which the Ethiopian government is determined to complete, Boutros-Ghali said that the Egyptian government has neglected this issue for many years under former President Hosni Mubarak, stressing that any demands for military intervention in Ethiopia reflect “ignorance.”


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