Egypt summons European ambassadors over criticism of rights lawyer's detention

Reuters News
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Posted: Nov 05, 2017 8:15 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt summoned the British, German, Dutch, Italian and Canadian ambassadors on Sunday after the European countries criticized the detention of an Egyptian human rights lawyer, a statement from the Egyptian foreign ministry said.

The criticism issued in a statement late on Friday was over the detention of Ibrahim Metwaly, who was helping investigate the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni, who was tortured to death in 2016.

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(Reporting by Arwa Gaballa and Amina Ismail; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)