Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Egypt
New York, 4 October 2013
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 roadmap they have set forth
Statements on 4 October 2013