Secretary-General Deplores Deaths, Injuries Resulting from Egypt Violence

21 November 2011
SG/SM/13960

Secretary-General Deplores Deaths, Injuries Resulting from Egypt Violence

21 November 2011
Secretary-General
SG/SM/13960
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Deplores Deaths, Injuries Resulting from Egypt Violence

 

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the violence in Egypt during the last few days, particularly in Cairo.  He deplores the loss of life and the many injuries.

The Secretary-General calls on the transitional authorities to guarantee the protection of human rights and civil liberties for all Egyptians, including the right to peaceful protest.  He urges restraint and calm by all parties to enable a peaceful and inclusive electoral process as part of Egypt’s transition to democracy and the early establishment of civilian rule.

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