Secretary-General Concerned over Egypt Violence, Stresses Peace Ahead of Planned Demonstrations

4 October 2013
SG/SM/15371-AFR/2714

Secretary-General Concerned over Egypt Violence, Stresses Peace Ahead of Planned Demonstrations

4 October 2013
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15371 AFR/2714
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Concerned over Egypt Violence, Stresses Peace

 

Ahead of Planned Demonstrations

 

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

Ahead of announced demonstrations marking a national holiday in Egypt on Sunday, the Secretary-General stresses the importance of peaceful protest, respect for freedom of assembly and commitment to non-violence.  He also expresses his concern at the serious violence today in Cairo.

The Secretary-General continues to underscore the need for political inclusion, full respect for human rights, including of those detained in prison, and the rule of law as the basis for a peaceful, democratic transition.  These are principles to which the Egyptian authorities themselves have committed in the road map they have set forth.

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