Egypt

UN rights expert warns about growing restrictions on civil society in Egypt

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, warned today about growing restrictions on civil society in Egypt, with human rights defenders and organizations in particular being targeted.

Egypt: UN experts report worsening crackdown on protest

Three United Nations human rights experts today urged the Egyptian Government to put an end to the disproportionate reactions against the exercise of the rights to assembly and expression in the country.

Ban condemns deadly terrorist attack against police officers in Egypt

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the deadly terrorist attack in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday, which reportedly killed eight police officers, his spokesperson said.

Egypt: Ban calls for fair trial standards in judicial proceedings against rights defenders

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced he is closely following the judicial proceedings in Egypt against a number of civil society organizations and human rights defenders.

UN rights chief urges Egypt to halt 'clampdown' on civil society groups

The United Nations human rights chief has expressed grave concern over the closure of hundreds of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt and the prosecutions of numerous rights defenders for their legitimate work since November 2014, urging the Government to end such repressive measures.

Egypt: Ban condemns latest terrorist attacks, calls for holistic approach to scourge

Condemning today’s terrorist attack in the Egyptian city of al-Arish, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an overall approach to preventing and countering terrorism, with full respect for human rights and refugee law.

UN human rights experts welcome release of Egyptian journalist and rights defender

UN human rights experts today welcomed the release of Egyptian journalist Hossam Bahgat but expressed their “grave concern” over the “very difficult environment” for journalists and human rights defenders in Egypt that deters reporting and intimidates writers and activists of all kinds.

UN urges immediate release of detained Egyptian human rights defender

The United Nations has called for the immediate release of detained Egyptian human rights defender Hossam Bahgat with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon describing as “profoundly worrying” the latest in a series of such detentions.

UN chief condemns latest Egypt terrorist attack

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today's deadly attack in North Sinai.

UN chief condemns deadly terrorist bombing in Egypt

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s fatal terrorist attack in Cairo which resulted in the killing of Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat and the injuring of numerous civilians.