House of Representatives rejects calls by British parliament to access Morsi

Adham Youssef
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The foreign affairs committee in the Egyptian Parliament has rejected on Wednesday calls by three British members of parliament who requested that Egyptian authorities allow them to visit the country’s jailed former president Mohamed Morsi, raising concerns about his health.

The committee also condemned accusing British newspaper The Guardian of “falsely claiming with no proof that his [Morsi’s] health has deteriorating.”

The Guardian and other media outlets published a copy of a letter from member of the British Conservative Party Crispin Blunt to the Egyptian ambassador, saying they wish to visit Morsi in the Tora prison.

Head of the committee Tarek Radwan said that the request “is a strange and unacceptable interference in Egyptian affairs, and ca not be justified by claims of defending human rights which Britain is violating.” The statement which Radwan published said “it is known that Morsi is arrested according to the law and is spending a prison sentence.”

The committee said it is concerned over growing relations between some British public figures, including members of the parliament, with members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. The committee added that these figures are keen to support the Brotherhood which are “involved in terrorism.”

Morsi is being tried in several other cases, including those related to espionage and purported violence used at the Ittihadiya Palace.

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