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Egypt – Arrest of demonstrators (November 29, 2013)

We have learned of arrests made in recent days by security forces under the new protest law adopted on November 14.

France shares the concerns of the UN Secretary-General and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights with regard to this law. We call on the Egyptian authorities to abide by their commitments to civil liberties, particularly the freedom to demonstrate peacefully in a manner that respects public safety, in accordance with the road map and Egypt’s international commitments in this area.

France reaffirms its full support for the transition process under way in Egypt with a view to establishing elected democratic institutions in that country in accordance with the announced timetable.



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