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Rights groups condemn EU move to jointly chair counterterrorism body with Egypt

A group of civil society and human rights organisations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have jointly signed a statement calling on the European Union to withdraw its bid to co-chair the Global Counterterrorism Task Force (GCTF) with Egypt.

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Egypt’s seat in counterterrorism forum slammed as ‘tone deaf’

The decision to award Egypt the role of co-chair of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) has been sharply rebuked by the head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council, Dr Maha Azzam. In a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Azzam appealed for the decision to be reconsidered in …

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