Egypt

Egypt: UN rights office voices alarm at raids on offices of NGOs

The United Nations human rights office voiced alarm today at reports that the Egyptian military has carried out raids against the offices of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in what would be the first documented incidents of their kind in the country's recent history.

UNICEF urges protection of children amid violent clashes in Egypt

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged Egyptian authorities to protect children from violence due to demonstrations in the capital, Cairo, and called for investigations into incidents which caused injury or death as well as proper care for victims.

Egypt: UN official deplores attacks against female protesters

The head of the United Nation entity tasked with promoting gender equality today voiced concern over reports of attacks against female protesters in Egypt who turned up to exercise their freedom of assembly and expression.

Egypt: UNESCO chief voices concern over fire damage at historic research centre

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with safeguarding the world’s cultural heritage has voiced concern over fresh violence in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, that left 10 people dead at the weekend and resulted in a fire at a historic research centre that destroyed about 70 per cent of a valuable collection of manuscripts.

Egypt: UN human rights chief condemns brutality against protesters

The United Nations human rights chief today strongly condemned what she described as the “brutal suppression” of demonstrations by the military and security forces in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, saying the violence reportedly left at least 11 people dead and more than 500 others injured over the weekend.

Egypt: Ban voices alarm after fresh round of deadly clashes in Cairo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on transitional authorities in Egypt to show restraint after several days of clashes between security forces and protesters in the capital, Cairo, have reportedly killed at least 10 people and injured hundreds more.

Egypt: Ban welcomes peaceful and enthusiastic conduct of first round of voting

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended Egyptians for the enthusiastic and relatively calm conduct of voting in their country’s first elections since the long-standing regime of Hosni Mubarak was overthrown.

Ban voices deep concern over continuing violence in Egypt

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern over the continuing deadly violence in Egypt in recent days and urged the country's transitional authorities to ensure that all citizens can enjoy basic human rights.

UN rights chief deplores killing of protesters in Egypt

The United Nations human rights chief today deplored the role of Egypt’s military and security forces in attempting to suppress recent protests demanding a return to civilian rule, particularly the reported killing of some 30 protesters, and called for an independent probe into the abuses.

Egypt: Ban leads UN concern after deadly crackdown against protesters

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and four independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced alarm at the violent crackdown on protesters in Egypt, and urged the country’s interim authorities to guarantee the protection of key liberties ahead of next week’s parliamentary elections.