Egyptian parliamentarian was escorted out of COP27
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Egyptian parliamentarian was escorted out of COP27 by the UN security

In a Cop27 climate conference hall,  Amr Darwish, an Egyptian parliamentarian was escorted out by UN security after heckling speaker Sanaa Seif, sister of imprisoned activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah, while she was speaking about her brother’s plight, an icon of the 2011 uprising who has so far spent eight years in jail, accused of many charges.

UN security subsequently intervened and removed Amr Darwish from the conference hall.

“I was surprised by the strange treatment I received from the UN and the organizers of the conference, a manner contradictory to Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, related to freedom of speech,” Darwish said in a video posted on his official Facebook page.

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