French arms company in spotlight over Egypt labour rights abuse

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Ahead of a planned visit to Egypt later this month by French President Emmanuel Macron, an Irish human rights NGO has highlighted the serious violations of the labour rights of Egyptian workers employed in the construction of French-designed battleships at naval yards where staff from France's Naval Group company have a permanent presence.

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As Emmanuel Macron heads to Egypt, activists are calling on the French president to address abuses at an Egyptian shipyard building battleships in partnership with a French company, reports FRANCE 24.