May 232014
 
MEPs to observe Presidential elections in Egypt

STASBOURG, France, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A delegation of six MEPs will observe the Presidential elections in Egypt on 26 and 27 May. Headed by Robert GOEBBELS (S&D, LU) and composed exclusively of outgoing MEPs not seeking re-election, the delegation also consists of Filip KACZMAREK (EPP, PL), Jan BŘEZINA (EPP, CZ), Juan [...]

May 202014
 
Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on the detention of journalists in Egypt

Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on the detention of journalists in Egypt BERLIN, Germany, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Christoph Strässer, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, issued the following statement today (19 May 2014) on the detention of journalists in Egypt: I am deeply concerned about the health [...]

May 072014
 
Egypt in breach of international obligations

OSLO, Norway, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ‘The death sentences in Egypt in recent months are a clear breach of human rights and of Egypt’s international obligations. Norway condemns these sentences, and we have raised the matter directly with the Egyptian authorities,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende. The Egyptian Ambassador was called in [...]

Apr 292014
 
Mass imposition of death penalty in Egypt outrageous: Pillay

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday strongly condemned the shocking imposition of the death penalty on 683 individuals in Egypt yesterday after mass trials that she said clearly breached international human rights law. “It is outrageous that for the second time in [...]

Apr 292014
 
Egypt – Foreign Minister Steinmeier calls for death sentences to be reversed

BERLIN, Germany, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued a statement today (28 April) on the death sentences handed down to 683 members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: The hundreds of death sentences handed down today go against everything that we understand by the principles of the rule of law. [...]

Sep 132013
 
395th PSC meeting on the situation in Egypt

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, September 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 395th meeting held on 13 September 2013, was briefed by the AU High-Level Panel for Egypt on the situation in Egypt and on its efforts. Council welcomed the 2nd visit to Egypt undertaken [...]

Sep 102013
 

OTTAWA, Canada, September 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement: “Canada remains concerned about the cases of Dr. Loubani and Mr. Greyson and continues to work at the highest levels to confirm the specific [...]

Aug 272013
 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 27, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union (AU) High-Level Panel for Egypt will undertake a mission to Egypt from 28 August to 3 September 2013, in pursuance of the relevant pronouncements of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) on the situation in Egypt. This mission is part of [...]

Aug 142013
 

OTTAWA, Canada, August 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada is deeply concerned by reports overnight of deadly violence in Egypt. We urge all parties to refrain from violence and engage in a meaningful political dialogue for the good of all Egyptians. “Our thoughts go [...]

Aug 142013
 
Foreign Minister Westerwelle: Egypt / Further escalation must be avoided

BERLIN, Germany, August 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In Berlin today (14 August), Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement on the situation in Egypt: We are extremely concerned about the news from Cairo that protest camps have been forcibly cleared. We have not yet gained an accurate picture of the situation. Nevertheless, this [...]