Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Sinai/Egypt
New York, 19 August 2013
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the latest ambush in the Sinai on two mini-buses which killed 25 Egyptian police officers. The Secretary-General expresses the hope that the perpetrators will be swiftly identified and brought to justice.
The Secretary-General is also deeply disturbed by the reported deaths, in a separate incident, of 36 prisoners in police custody Sunday night as they were being transferred from one facility to another. He calls for a full investigation to ascertain the facts surrounding this incident.
The Secretary-General conveys his condolences to the families of the victims.
Statements on 19 August 2013
- New York, 19 August 2013 - Secretary-General's message for World Humanitarian Day
- New York, 19 August 2013 - Secretary-General's remarks at Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
- New York, 19 August 2013 - Secretary-General's remarks at Annual Memorial Service in Honour of Fallen Staff, with a Special Tribute to Victims and Survivors of the Canal Hotel Bombing in Iraq