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.