New York

12 February 2015

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on release on bail of Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt

The Secretary-General welcomes the decision by the Egyptian authorities to release on bail the journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. He hopes that their cases, as well as those of other journalists in detention, will be resolved expeditiously and in accordance with Egypt’s international obligations to protect the freedoms of expression and association.