Foreign Ministry categorically rejects German interference in Egyptian judiciary

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Egypt categorically rejected the statement issued by the German government regarding an upcoming trial by the Egyptian judiciary.

In a Saturday press statement, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that a statement by its German counterpart “involved unacceptable transgressions, and was considered a blatant and unjustified interference in Egyptian internal affairs.”

The Ministry added that the German government always demander respect for law, but this statement tried to influence the rulings of the Egyptian judiciary, which is known for its independence and impartiality.

The German statement said: “The upcoming pronouncement of a judgment on 20 December 2021 in the trial of lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer will show where the human rights situation in Egypt is heading. The German Government expects the Egyptian Government to work to ensure that Mr El-Baqer receives a fair trial and is released, along with his co-defendants Alaa Abdel Fattah and Mohamed Ibrahim.”

In response, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated its complete rejection of interference in Egypt’s internal affairs, and the necessity of respecting the rule of law and the Egyptian Constitution.

“Assuming a specific outcome is totally and utterly rejected because this represents a waste of justice, the principles of the rule of law, and the separation of powers stipulated in the constitution,” the statement read.

“Moreover, the German government should pay attention to its internal challenges instead of imposing its guardianship on others,” the Egyptian Foreign Ministry concluded.

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