Egypt parliament admonishes MP for his remarks to shoot protesters
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 00:05
Cairo: Egyptian Parliament on Wednesday admonished an MP of President Hosni Mubarak's party for his recent statement that opposition activists should be shot.

The People's Assembly Constitutional and Legislative Committee admonished MP Nashaat Qasas saying: "What Qasas had said was a mistake unbecoming of an elected MP whose job is to protect and defend people's rights and freedoms."

"Qasas' statements were an insult to the Parliament," Assembly said in a statement it released after listening to a recorded tape of the fiery statement which Qasas had made at a joint meeting of the parliamentary defence and human rights committee a few days ago.

The committee met today under Speaker Fathi Sorour to discuss the matter and see to the proper action that should be taken against the MP, who is a member of the ruling National Democratic Party.

The committee expressed regret "to see such crass statements which contradict the Constitution and the law come from an MP".

The committee said that Qasas should be strongly reproached for his seeming carelessness about and disrespect of public liberties and rights.


First Published: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 00:05

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