Essam Shehata, head of the Dwarfs Association, has called on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to appoint a representative for them in Parliament.
“We are recognized by the state as people with special needs,” he said. “And the state is obliged to appoint us in positions.”
“There are 70,000 dwarfs in Egypt,” he said. “This amounts to 35 percent of the dwarfs in the world.”
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm