UN rights experts urge Egypt to guarantee independence of judiciary; deplore attacks

Expressing “grave concern” over recent attacks against the judiciary in Egypt and the severe repression of demonstrations supporting the judiciary, three independent United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government to guarantee judges’ freedom of opinion and expression and judicial independence.

UN officials express regret over loss of lives in ferry sinking in Red Sea

Senior United Nations officials today expressed their sadness over the sinking of an Egyptian ferry passing through the Red Sea from Saudi Arabia with some 1,400 passengers aboard.