Egypt

With Egypt’s election results in, Ban voices hopes for democracy, stability

Taking note of the official release of the results of the recent election in Egypt, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his hope that President-elect Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will support the people’s aspirations for a stable and democratic country.

UN human rights chief deplores Egypt’s ‘outrageous’ mass death sentences

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today strongly condemned the imposition of the death penalty on hundreds of people in Egypt, after mass trials that she said clearly breached international human rights law.

Egypt: Ban alarmed by recent legal decisions which could violate human rights

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced alarmed at the news that another preliminary mass death sentence has been handed down in Egypt, where more than 680 people were reportedly on trial, a topic he will raise later this week in a meeting with the Egyptian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nabil Fahmy.

Egypt: UN rights experts denounce mass death sentences as ‘mockery of justice’

A group of eight United Nations human rights independent experts today urged the Egyptian authorities to quash the 529 death sentences announced in Egypt last week and give the defendants new and fair trials, in line with international human rights law.

UN human rights office deeply alarmed at mass imposition of death penalty in Egypt

The United Nations human rights office said today it is deeply alarmed by the imposition of the death penalty against 529 people in Egypt on Monday after a “cursory” mass trial in which the majority of defendants were not present in court.

Ban, Security Council condemn deadly attack on Egyptian tour bus in Sinai

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have strongly condemned today's terrorist attack on a bus in the southern Sinai town of Taba, which reportedly killed four people and wounded many others.

Egypt: UN human rights office voices concern at growing clampdown, attacks on media

Voicing deep concern about the growing threats and attacks on members of the media in Egypt, the United Nations human rights office today urged the authorities to investigate reports of violence against them and to promptly release all journalists imprisoned for carrying out their legitimate activities.

Egypt: top UN human rights official urges investigations amid escalating violence

The top United Nations human rights official today voiced grave concern about the escalating violence in Egypt, and called for a prompt investigation into recent incidents that have led to scores of deaths and injuries.

Egypt: Ban condemns series of terrorist attacks in Cairo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the wave of terrorist attacks in Greater Cairo, which reportedly killed at least six people and resulted in a large number of casualties earlier today – on the eve of the third anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

Ban calls on Egypt to mark anniversary of revolution with push for pluralist democracy

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Egyptians to mark the third anniversary of their revolution by renewing their commitment to peaceful dialogue and non-violence based on pluralism with political space for all.