„The news from Egypt is alarming. Force is not the answer to the legitimate concerns and democratic aspirations of the Egyptian people. It is time for dialogue and restraint.
The entire world is watching what is happening in Egypt tonight and will hold the authorities accountable for any inappropriate use of force or any innocent death.
In a democratic country, where the rule of law prevails, citizens are allowed to move freely, to talk to each other and to communicate with the rest of the world.
Internet services and phone lines need to be accessible to all. It must be guaranteed that any representative of peaceful opposition will enjoy full freedom of movement and speech.
I call on Egypt, as a partner country of the EU, to fully respect the fundamental rights and freedoms of their citizens.“
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Robert A. Golański
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