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London receives Sisi with an angry demonstration and demands for his arrest

2020-01-20T18:37:18.684Z



London-Al Jazeera Net

Dozens of Egyptians residing in Britain participated in a protest in front of the headquarters of the British-African investment conference in the capital, London, to express their rejection of the participation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in the conference and to protest the conditions of political detainees in Egypt.

The participants uploaded pictures of the late Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and pictures of a number of political detainees who died in Egyptian prisons because of torture and ill-treatment.

The protesters chanted slogans demanding "to drop the military rule" and the necessity "to restore the right of the Egyptian opponents, whether arrested or killed, kidnapped or forcibly deported from their country."

The protesters condemned the violations of the Sisi regime for human rights (Anatolia)

The demonstrators addressed the British government that Sisi "does not represent the Egyptian people, but rather the interests of a corrupt regime", in denouncing the UK government seeking to strengthen its economic ties with Egypt with the aim of diversifying Britain's economic partners in the post-Brexit era.

For its part, President of the Revolutionary Council Maha Azzam said that the aim of this protest is to "condemn the injustice and dictatorship in Egypt and everywhere, and to say to the British government that Sisi does not represent the Egyptian people."

The UK authorities have demanded attention to human rights reports that more than 60,000 political prisoners are in very poor conditions and "dying slowly".

Azzam stressed that the Egyptian opposition forces "insist on pursuing al-Sisi in the international courts and forums," stressing that "the investment that Britain wants cannot succeed, because it will be in a corrupt system that is based on giving wealth to the minority, but the people are getting poorer."

A side of the demonstration condemning Sisi's participation in the British-African Investment Conference in London (Anatolia)

The same spokeswoman revealed that the Revolutionary Council, through a law firm, lodged a complaint with the anti-terrorist police headquarters in the capital, London, calling for an arrest warrant for Sisi, on charges of torture and murder.

The International Court of Justice in Britain, "Guernica" - which includes lawyers and specialists in international cases and investigations - has asked the Anti-Terrorism Police Command to initiate an investigation into credible allegations against the Egyptian government and its agencies.

On this step, Maha Azzam says, they know that Sisi enjoys diplomatic immunity, "but it is a message to the world that there is a determination to pursue Sisi, and that a legal dossier in the hands of the anti-terrorist police reveals what Sisi committed against the Egyptians."

Source: aljazeera

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