Egyptian President urges US to respect human rights in Iraq
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak called Wednesday on U.S.-led occupation forces to respect human rights in Iraq.
"A real effort should be exerted in regaining stability
and security to Iraqi people and to provide all guarantees
for assuring human rights," Mubarak stated. Preserving human rights, he said, is better than "imposing foreign theories, perceptions and initiatives, which have nothing to do with Iraqi or Arab culture."
On Tuesday, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) condemned the "immoral crimes" committed by the American and British occupation forces against Iraqi detainees in Abu Gharib prison and called for an immediate public enquiry and prosecution of those found responsible for these crimes. In a ststement, EOHR also rejected the reaction of the US army to these crimes, which has restricted itself to a letter of reproof sent to US officers involved in crimes against Iraqi detainees. (Albawaba.com)
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