With Referendum Under Way in Egypt, Secretary-General Stresses Respect for Free Expression, Commitment to Non-Violence

14 January 2014
SG/SM/15579

With Referendum Under Way in Egypt, Secretary-General Stresses Respect for Free Expression, Commitment to Non-Violence

14 January 2014
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15579
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

With Referendum Under Way in Egypt, Secretary-General Stresses Respect

for Free Expression, Commitment to Non-Violence

 

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

The Secretary-General is following closely the referendum process in Egypt.  He stresses the importance of respect for freedom of assembly and expression, as well as commitment to non-violence.  The Secretary-General encourages all Egyptians to ensure that the next phase of the transition is conducted in an inclusive, peaceful and transparent manner.

The Secretary-General calls on all Egyptians to express their differences without violence.  He continues to express the support of the United Nations for an Egyptian-led transition process that adheres to democratic principles and upholds the human rights of all Egyptians.

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