Egypt

Egypt: UN officials urge Government restraint, respect for human rights

Top United Nations officials today urged the Government of Egypt to protect the rights of its citizens amid the political protests taking place in the country, particularly freedoms of expression, information and assembly.

UN chief calls for end to violence in Egypt

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all Egyptians today to ensure that political protests do not lead to further violence, and called on the Government to see this “as an opportunity to engage in addressing the legitimate concerns of the people,” his spokesman said.

UN chief strongly condemns church bombing in Egypt

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the bomb attack that killed 21 people and wounded 70 others at the al-Qiddissin Coptic Church in Alexandria, Egypt, on New Year’s Eve.