Svenska ambassaden i Egypten prisar terrorsympatisör

Mona Seif, aktivist från Egypten, har nominerats till ett prestigefyllt pris:

Egyptian activist Mona Seif of the No to Military Trials Campaign has been announced as one of the three final nominees for the 2013 Martin Ennals Award (MEA) for Human Rights Defenders.

Seif has been a leading advocate against the military trials of civilians since the ouster of long-time President Hosni Mubarak in early 2011. 

The nominees for the Geneva-based MEA established in 1993 are selected by a jury of ten rights organisations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, FIDH, World Organisation against Torture, the International Commission for Jurists, Front Line Defenders, International Service for Human Rights, German Diakonie and HURIDOCS.

Svenska ambassadören i Egypten, Malin Kärre, twittrar om händelsen:

Men UN Watch har uppmärksammat en annan sida av Mona Seif: Tweets for Terror

UN Watch today called on the jury of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, comprised of Amnesty, Human Rights Watch and eight other NGOs, and chaired by Hans Thoolen, to cancel its nomination of Mona Seif, an Egyptian activist who openly advocates terrorism and war crimes, as a top contender for the 2013 prize. She openly incites to violence against civilians, terrorism and war crimes: 

– On July 6, 2011, Mona Seif advocated the blowing up of pipelines exporting gas to Israel. “Fuck Israel,” she wrote. 

– On November 6, 2012, when Amnesty International tweeted a “Demand that @netanyahu & @AlqassamBrigade stop attacks on civilians,” Mona Seif rejected the call, saying “you don’t ask an occupied nation to stop their “Resistance” to end violence!!! SHAME ON YOU!” 

– On November 20, 2012, Amnesty International tweeted: “Stop the madness! Share this image if you want an arms embargo on all sides #Israel #Hamas #Gaza” The image shows innocent civilians in Israel and Gaza. Seif responded: “@amnesty & @hrw r leading a shameful campaign asking Palestinians under occupation & non stop air strikes 2 stop their resistance!”

Kände Malin Kärre till att Mona Seif prisar terrorattacker mot civila? Står hon idag fortfarande bakom påståendet att Mona Seif är en “outstanding egyptian advocate for human rights”?

Och hur kommer det sig att Amnesty och Human rights watch nominerar en terrorsupporter till ett MR-pris?

UPPDATERING: Ambassadör Malin Kärre försöker nu omtolka sina tidigare uttalanden:

Men det är lätt att se att Kärre har fel. Hon har gett sitt stöd för Mona Seifs arbete i sin helhet när hon kallar henne för en “outstanding advocate for human rights”. Trots att Seif alltså stöttar terrorhandlingar mot oskyldiga civila.

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The one-sidedness of the international human rights debate is clearly exemplified in the case of North Korea, one of the world’s worst human rights abusers. Pyongyang has established a system of prison camps throughout the country where 200,000 dissidents are subjected to systematic torture and starvation. 

Forced labor guarantees that no detainees are strong enough to rebel; attempts to escape are punished with torture and execution. Meanwhile, the Islamic Republic of Iran executed 175 people last year, including women, children and homosexuals by public hanging and stoning.

Equatorial Guinea, an oil-rich African country mired in corruption, poverty, and human rights repression under the leadership of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the country’s president for more than 30 years, systematically represses journalists, civil society, and members of the political opposition.

Amnesty describes how the dissident Epifanio Pascual Nguema Alogo was arrested without a warrant while police officers tortured him for four hours, beating him around the kidneys, belly and genitals. He passed blood in his urine for several days and was unable to walk or stand up straight.

Despite Guinea’s systematic engagement in torture and arbitrary detention, there has been complete silence on these abuses from the international media and human rights campaigners. The passivity toward one of the world’s most serious human rights abusers is so widespread that most human right’s activists will not be able to pinpoint the location of the country on a map.

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