Uten­riks­ko­mi­teen i det neder­landske par­la­men­tet skulle besøke Egypt, men myn­dig­he­tene der ville ikke slippe inn et med­lem av Fri­hets­par­tiet som hadde kri­ti­sert behand­lin­gen av kop­terne.

Enden på visa ble at hele komi­teen valgte å bli hjemme.

Egypt has refu­sed to allow Dutch MP Ray­mond de Roon to enter the coun­try. He was part of a par­lia­men­tary dele­ga­tion due to visit Egypt at the end of this week.
The par­lia­men­tary for­eign affairs com­mis­sion has deci­ded to can­cel the entire visit. It says it up to the Dutch par­lia­ment to decide who is in the dele­ga­tion.
Free­dom Party MP De Roon belie­ves he was refu­sed a visa because he has accu­sed Egypt of car­ry­ing out eth­nic cle­an­sing of its Chris­tian Copt minority. At least 25 people were kil­led in Octo­ber when a peace­ful pro­test march by Copts tur­ned into a blood­bath.
“It would have been bet­ter if Egypt had said: come along and we’ll show you there is no eth­nic cle­an­sing” he com­men­ted.
Free­dom Party lea­der Geert Wil­ders was furious and cal­led it a shame­ful deci­sion by a small-minded coun­try. He added that not­hing has changed in Egypt and the new regime is “just as bar­ba­ric” as the pre­vious one.
For­eign Minis­ter Uri Rosent­hal said it was “the kind of thing you have to deal with” in a coun­try in tran­sition towards democracy but has sum­mo­ned the Egyp­tian ambas­sador for an expla­na­tion.

Dutch MPs can­cel Egypt trip

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  • Guest

    dette opp­le­ver jeg som en abso­lutt posi­tiv hold­ning fra neder­landske poli­ti­kere!
    De skal over­ho­det ikke bøye seg for irra­sjo­nelle, sut­rete krav fra egyp­tiske myn­dig­he­ter, og deres soli­da­ri­tet med det “nek­tete” med­lem­met fra Fri­hets­par­tiet er en VIKTIG sym­bol­mar­ke­ring.

    At Egypt vil synke ned i sek­te­risme og isla­misme bør ikke for­blinde oss for at dette fak­tisk var en skarp, kol­lek­tiv pro­test fra EUROPA, at slikt fin­ner ikke VI oss i.

  • Erik Gifford

    Da reg­ner jeg med at egyp­terne er så kon­se­kvente at de også
    høf­lig avstår fra alle for­mer for bistand Fra Neder­land, også øko­no­misk.

    Skal vi sende en dele­ga­sjon fra FRP dit ned og håpe på det
    beste?

  • Ptap

    Jeg ven­ter sta­dig på at twit­ter­ge­ne­ra­sjo­nen skal inn­føre det demo­kra­tiske, seku­lære Egypt, slik vi ble lovet av gam­mel­me­dia her.