Egypt

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.

Voicing concern at recent breaches, UN calls on Egypt to ensure basic rights

The United Nations human rights office today voiced concern at recent events in Egypt, including the military trial and jailing of a blogger/activist, and called on the interim authorities to ensure full respect for basic freedoms.