"UN Probes Egypt Police Misconduct Claims At Climate Talks"

"SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — The United Nations says it is investigating allegations of misconduct by Egyptian police officers providing security at this year’s international climate talks.

This follows claims that attendees of events at the German pavilion for the COP27 summit were photographed and filmed after Germany hosted an event there with the sister of a jailed Egyptian pro-democracy activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah, who also holds U.K. citizenship.

In a statement provided Sunday to The Associated Press, the U.N. climate office confirmed that some of the security officers working in the part of the venue designated as United Nations territory come from the host country, Egypt."

The Associated Press had the story November 12, 2022.


"Curbs On Rights Weaken Egypt's Climate Talks, Campaigners Say" (Reuters)

"U.N. Climate Summit Leads to a Rarity in Egypt: Open Protest" (New York Times)

"Human Rights Defenders Warn Activists Are Being Arrested Ahead Of Egypt's Climate Summit" (CBC News)

"Germany Warns Its Delegation Of Egyptian Spies At COP27" (Reuters)

Source: AP, 11/14/2022