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Deeply Saddened by Loss of Life in Cairo, Secretary-General Calls on Transitional
Authorities to Protect Human Rights, Civil Liberties of Egyptians of All Faiths
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life in Cairo last night. He appeals to all Egyptians to remain united and to preserve the spirit of the historic changes of early 2011. He calls on the transitional authorities to guarantee the protection of human rights and civil liberties for Egyptians of all faiths.
The Secretary-General reiterates his call for a transparent, orderly and peaceful transition that meets the legitimate aspirations of the Egyptian people and includes free, fair and credible elections leading to the establishment of civilian rule.
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