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Ramy Kamel

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL9900, tabled on 3 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last raised the case of Ramy Kamel with the government of Egypt; and what assessment they made of (1) his treatment in prison, (2) his visitation rights, and (3) his access to legal assistance.

Answered on

16 November 2020

We are following the case of Ramy Kamel closely. Our Embassy in Cairo is in regular contact with his lawyer, and has expressed to the Egyptian authorities our concern at his ongoing detention. Guaranteeing visitation rights and access to medical care in prisons was one of the specific recommendations we made in our intervention at Egypt's Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last year. Encouragingly, the Egyptian Government accepted our recommendation. We continue to follow this issue closely.

Egypt is a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Human Rights Priority Country. The UK continues to urge the Egyptian Government to ensure the full implementation of the rights and freedoms set out in Egypt's constitution. We regularly raise our concerns with the Egyptian Government, both in public and in private, including at Ministerial level.