British Foreign Minister condemns violence in Egypt

Monday 27-01-2014 12:20 PM
British Foreign Minister condemns violence in Egypt

CAIRO, Jan 27 (Aswat Masriya) The United Kingdom condemned the terrorist attacks that took place in Cairo on January 24, in a press release issued on Monday.

“The UK condemns the large-scale violence in Cairo and other parts of Egypt on 25 January that has resulted in the deaths of 49 protesters. We call on all sides to act proportionately at all times,” Minister for the Middle East Hugh Robertson said.

Roberstson added that Egypt’s new constitution sets out a number of fundamental rights for all Egyptians.

“The interim government should now seek to implement these rights, including by allowing peaceful protest. We welcome President Mansour’s call today for the Prosecutor General to review the cases of all those detained, and where there is no evidence of their involvement in crimes, for them to be released.”

The press release concluded by maintaining that the “UK continues to believe that the only sustainable way for Egypt to address its current challenges is through an inclusive political process which allows all Egyptians a voice in the country’s future.”

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