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UK Foreign Secretary's deep concern over Egypt death sentences

By United Kingdom - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Foreign Secretary William Hague expresses his concern at Egyptian Court's confirmation of 183 death sentences

Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

“I am deeply concerned by reports that an Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for 183 people. The United Kingdom opposes the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle. These sentences damage the reputation of Egypt's judicial system and undermine international confidence in the prospects for political stability in Egypt.

“I urge the Egyptian authorities to review these sentences and to ensure that human and legal rights are fully upheld in this case, and in the country as a whole.”