Egypt

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.

Egypt: UN’s Ban welcomes release of detained journalists, urges fair trial

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the decision by Egyptian authorities to release on bail the detained Al Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, bringing an end to their 400-day ordeal.

Ban, Security Council condemn terrorist attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council today condemned the terrorist attacks on towns in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, which killed and injured dozens of Egyptian soldiers and civilians.

UN rights office voices alarm over increasing polarization in Egypt amid protests

The United Nations human rights office has voiced great concern over the unfolding events in Egypt, warning that recent developments in the country have spawned dangerous fractures across the spectrum of society, potentially impacting freedoms of expression, association and assembly, and contributing to an increase in reports of human rights violations.

Egypt: Ban, Security Council condemn deadly terrorist attacks in Sinai

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have strongly condemned two terrorist attacks that targeted military checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula.

‘Outraged’, UN experts urge Egypt to overturn largest confirmed mass death verdict

The credibility and integrity of the Egyptian justice system has become “deeply compromised”, a group of United Nations human rights experts today said, urging the Government to impose a moratorium on the death penalty and to offer new and fair trials for 183 people whose death sentences have been confirmed.

‘It is not a crime to carry a camera,’ UN rights chief warns as Egypt sentences journalists

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed deep concern over a string of recent court decisions in Egypt, including the verdicts and heavy jail sentences handed down today to three Al Jazeera journalists, as well as 11 other defendants who were tried in absentia.

Egypt: UN rights office concerned by harsh sentences handed down for activists

Egypt’s judicial system has again come up short, the United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) warned today after a criminal court handed down a harsh jail sentence for 25 activists, including prominent blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, reportedly for “breaching the protest law, illegal gathering, theft, and attacking officials on duty.”