Dont touch me Egyptian MP removed after heckling jailed Briton

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Sanaa Seif, the sister of British-Egyptian national Alaa-Abdel Fattah was speaking at an event when MP Amr Darwish began heckling her. Ms Seif was calling for her brother’s release, who activists fear may only live for a few more days due to being on a food and water strike. Ms Seif told reporters she has asked Egyptian authorities for proof her brother is “alive and conscious” but is yet to receive a response. As Ms Seif was speaking, the MP questioned why the family describes Mr Fattah as a political prisoner and when she responded, Mr Darwish refused to let her speak and was removed by UN security officials. While being escorted away, he said: “You are here on Egyptian land, don’t touch me.”


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