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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Egypt about recent arrests of students, and the placing of private security companies, on university campuses there. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2222 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), asked that the Egyptian government address the large number of people being held in detention during his meeting with President Al-Sisi at the UN General Assembly in New York on 23 September. John Casson, our Ambassador in Cairo, discussed the recent university protests with Ahmed el-Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, on 14 October. The UK believes that freedom of expression, including the right to protest peacefully, is important in any democracy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:36:00.7673786Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:36:00.7673786Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Egyptian authorities regarding Yara Sallam. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL2380 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Government representatives from our Embassy in Cairo are closely monitoring cases where prosecutions have been made under the protest law in Egypt. We have called on the Egyptian government to review the Protest Law and have raised specific cases with them, including during the visit by Foreign Minister Shoukry to the UK on 27 October. The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), asked that the Egyptian government address the large number of people being held in detention during his meeting with President Al-Sisi at the UN General Assembly in New York on 23 September. The Government believes that freedom of expression, including the right to protest peacefully, is vital in any democracy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:39:52.0759865Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:39:52.0759865Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in Egypt. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL2561 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
unstar this property answer text Since January 2014, Egypt has held a constitutional referendum; elected a new President; and is preparing for parliamentary elections to be held in the coming months. We look to President Al Sisi to take steps to implement the rights contained in Egypt’s constitution, in particular ensuring freedom of expression and association, as well as ensuring that human and legal rights are fully upheld. We express our concern to the Egyptian authorities when we see these rights being threatened, such as in the mass death penalties handed down in Minya; the prosecution of journalists; the detention of people engaging in peaceful political expression, the limitations on peaceful protest, as well as restrictions on the freedom of non-governmental organisations. We believe that a genuinely open political process, in which all political groups are able to participate, will lead to long-term political stability in Egypt. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T14:08:12.3590902Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T14:08:12.3590902Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the government of Egypt’s commitment to freedom of religion and the case for political reconciliation in Egypt were amongst the issues raised by the Prime Minister in his meeting with the Egyptian Foreign Minister on 27 October. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL2567 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), raised international concerns about the human rights situation and political inclusiveness in Egypt with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shukri on 27 October.</p><p>The Egyptian constitution contains protection for freedom of religious belief and it is important that this is respected. The British Government will continue to raise concerns with the Egyptian authorities and to encourage them to promote and defend the freedom of religion.</p><p>We believe that a genuinely open political process, in which all political groups are able to participate, offers the best prospect of long-term political stability in Egypt. Shukri assured the Prime Minister that Parliamentary elections would take place in the coming months.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-11T16:06:10.6358389Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what funds are available via the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development to help the people of Egypt to promote good governance, economic development and the rule of law. more like this
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Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
star this property uin HL308 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The FCO and DFID support Egypt through the following funds:</p><p>1) The Arab Partnership Economic Facility</p><p>2) The Arab Partnership Participation Fund, and</p><p>3) The Conflict Pool</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T15:35:36.0872382Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T15:35:36.0872382Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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2222
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have about the number of persons detained in Egypt without charge or trial; and whether they will make representations for a review process leading to the release of those not charged with civil or criminal offences. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL424 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p>There are no reliable figures on the number of persons currently detained in Egypt without charge or trial as the Egyptian authorities do not publish this data. The 2013 US State Department Human Rights report suggests that there are as many as 2,000 pre-trial detainees. In August 2013 the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), called for the release of all political detainees unless there are criminal charges to be laid against them, and emphasised that it is vital that any charges are not politically motivated. In his statement on 28 April he urged the Egyptian authorities to ensure that human and legal rights are fully upheld in the country as a whole. On 5 June the 28 Member States of the EU issued a statement calling on the Egyptian authorities to ensure defendants' rights to a fair and timely trial based on clear charges and to respect due process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T12:43:48.5215219Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T12:43:48.5215219Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of Egypt's latest parliamentary election laws. more like this
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Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
star this property uin HL470 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The new parliamentary law, passed by interim President Adly Mansour, includes many changes to the structure of the Egyptian parliament. The law increases the number of parliamentary seats to 567, with 420 seats being elected by single member constituencies and 120 elected through party lists.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), raised the parliamentary elections and the need for political inclusiveness with former Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy on 14 May. On 3 June, the Foreign Secretary issued a statement urging Egypt's leaders to ensure that the transition leads towards accountable and democratic governance, underpinned by strong and accountable institutions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T13:05:07.3906834Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T13:05:07.3906834Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2222
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
63095
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star this property date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the allegations of torture and mistreatment of prisoners at the Azouli prison reported in The Guardian on 23 June; and whether they will make representations to the government of Egypt in relation to them. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL504 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
unstar this property answer text <p>Recent allegations of torture and mistreatment in Egyptian prisons are deeply worrying. A recent Amnesty International report suggests that up to 400 civilians are being held without charge at the Azouli prison, with no access to their lawyers or families.</p><p>The European Union made a statement on 19 June at the 26th Human Rights Council regarding the treatment of prisoners in Egypt. The statement expressed concern at the continued detention of thousands of Egyptian citizens, many of whom were detained on unclear grounds, and the conditions under which they are detained.</p><p>Representatives of our Embassy in Cairo raised the issue of Azouli prison with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 24 June. The British Government condemns the use of torture in all its forms and strongly urges the Egyptian authorities to ensure that all human and legal rights of all detainees are upheld.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T14:05:42.0697013Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T14:05:42.0697013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Egypt about the protection of the rights of Al Jazeera journalists to a fair trial and to freedom of expression under international law. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL509 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government is appalled by the sentences given to Egyptian and international journalists in Cairo on 23 June, two of whom were British Nationals. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), made a statement on 23 June expressing his concerns and urging the Egyptian government to demonstrate its commitment to freedom of expression by reviewing this case as a matter of urgency.</p><p>The Egyptian Ambassador, Ashraf el-Kholy, was summoned to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on 23 June. FCO Political Director, Simon Gass, told the Egyptian Ambassador that the British Government was deeply concerned by the verdicts, along with the procedural shortcomings seen during the trials. There is provision for freedom of expression contained in the Egyptian constitution and he asked that the Egyptian authorities review the sentences against this standard.</p><p>The UK believes that a free and robust press is the bedrock of democracy and we will continue to raise this case with the Egyptian authorities.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T12:47:19.4138512Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T12:47:19.4138512Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-27more like thismore than 2014-06-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the position of free media in Egypt. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL679 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government is appalled by the sentences given to Egyptian and international journalists in Cairo on 23 June, including to two British nationals being tried in absentia. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Right Hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), made a statement on 23 June expressing his concerns and urging the Egyptian government to demonstrate its commitment to freedom of expression by reviewing this case as a matter of urgency. <br> <br>The Egyptian Ambassador, Ashraf el-Kholy, was summoned to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on 23 June. FCO Political Director, Simon Gass, told the Egyptian Ambassador that the Government was deeply concerned by the verdicts, along with the procedural shortcomings seen during the trials. Our Ambassador to Egypt raised this issue in Cairo with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 24 June. We will continue to monitor the situation of these journalists very closely, and raise the issue with the Egyptian authorities. The UK believes that a free and robust media is a bedrock of democracy.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T15:04:09.1938655Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T15:04:09.1938655Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this