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Egypt: Human Rights

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 65631, tabled on 27 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Egypt on alleged human rights abuses in that country.

Answered on

7 March 2017

Following my response of 24 February, the Foreign Secretary raised human rights concerns with Egypt's President Sisi during his visit to Cairo on 25 February, emphasising the importance of a free and open society. The Foreign Secretary also met human rights defenders and civil society activists to gain a better understanding of the human rights situation in Egypt and hear their concerns.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and urge the Egyptian Government to implement the human rights provisions contained in the constitution.