Sweden responds to Egypt's reasons for rejecting their recommendation

In its Report of the Working Group A/HRC/WG.6/7/L.16, Egypt rejected seven recommendations they considered "inaccurate and/or factually incorrect". One of those recommendations was made by Sweden on the issue of the state of emergency. During the adoption of the Report Friday 19 February, the Swedish delegation took the floor to precise that this recommendation was based on "several factual reports by Amnesty International and by the National Council for Human Rights in Egypt".

Before Egypt, Uzbekistan rejected recommendations for being "factually wrong". The United Kingdom challenged this reason during the adoption of the Report at the Human Rights Council plenary session.

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