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Monday, 02 July 2012 21:36

For Egypt's UN Representative We Are Not 'Real People'

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According to the Egypt’s representative to the UN Human Rights Council, we should not have protections because we are not "real people".

The website Bikya Masr reports that Omar Shalaby said: "Finally, concerning the highly controversial notion of sexual orientation, we can only reiterate that it is not part of the universally recognized human rights" in answer to Hilary Clinton, who had said in december 2011, that "LGBT rights are human rights."

Shalaby continues: "We call on Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, not to undermine the credibility and legitimacy of his important work in the eyes of real people who actually need it, especially in regions where such concepts are rejected by both its Christian and Muslim inhabitants like the Middle East."

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