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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:

ā€œI 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.

ā€œI 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.ā€