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star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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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
unstar 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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2539
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
62495
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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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25277
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
unstar 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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3839
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
62790
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
unstar 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
63100
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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25277
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
unstar 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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2037
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill 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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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 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
unstar 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
64592
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 position of free media in Egypt. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
unstar 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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4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
65249
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 11 February (WA 114), what representations they have made and received regarding the seven-year jail terms given to the three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt; and whether they will make representations to the government of Egypt as to their release. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL779 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 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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.</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 Government was deeply concerned by the verdicts, along with the procedural shortcomings seen during the trials. Our Ambassador in 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 them with the Egyptian authorities. We look to President Al-Sisi to take steps to implement the rights contained in Egypt's constitution, in particular freedom of expression and association.</p><p>As I stated in my response of 11 February to your parliamentary question regarding the imprisonment of journalists in Egypt, the Government believes a free and robust press is the bedrock of democracy.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-09T14:24:47.5681691Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T14:24:47.5681691Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
65838
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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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 what assessment they have made of the preliminary assessment of the European Union's election observation mission to Egypt on 29 May, which claimed that the presidential election in Egypt was administered in an environment that fell short of the principles of the new constitution. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
unstar this property uin HL830 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 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The European Union election observation mission to Egypt issued a preliminary statement on 29 May. Their headline assessment was “Presidential elections administered in line with the law, in an environment falling short of constitutional principles”. We followed the presidential election closely and staff from our Cairo Embassy took part in the EU's Electoral Observation Mission. The EU Observation Mission will issue its full report in due course.</p><p>The EU Observation Mission reflected concern about the Egyptian public's ability to express political dissent and exercise freedom of speech or association. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), raised these concerns in the run up to the elections with his Egyptian counterpart, most recently on 14 May, and in a statement on 3 June. We look to President Sisi to take steps to implement the rights contained in Egypt's constitution by opening up political space, especially with regard to freedom of expression and association.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-10T13:36:56.30225Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T13:36:56.30225Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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4266
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
65839
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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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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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 European Union's support for partnership, reforms and inclusive growth and the impact that it is having in consolidating democratic reform and institution-building in Egypt. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
unstar this property uin HL831 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The EU has made considerable efforts to support political transition in Egypt since 2011, through its European Neighbourhood Policy and “Support for Partnership, Reforms and Inclusive Growth” (SPRING) funding.</p><p>In their report on the 2014 European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) package, ‘Neighbourhood at a Crossroads: Taking Stock of a Year of Challenges' issued in March 2014, the European External Access Service and Commission found that no significant progress had been made towards the current ENP action plan in 2013 and most of the recommendations made in last year's report were still relevant. It found that Egypt needed to make improvements in key areas, such as to ensure the constitution is implemented with full respect for human rights, create conditions for an active civil society, and ensure the protection of women's rights and gender equality. Since this report the EU also provided an Election Observation Mission to monitor Presidential elections in May 2014.<br> <br>An initial amount of €90 million was allocated in 2011-12 to Egypt from the EU's SPRING funds, part of the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI). Subsequent political and human rights developments meant that no further funding from this mechanism was allocated to Egypt at that time.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-10T13:35:32.8610752Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T13:35:32.8610752Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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4266
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 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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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 representations they are making to the government of Egypt about (1) delays in bringing imprisoned suspects to trial, and (2) allegations of torture, solitary confinement and maltreatment, which have led to prolonged hunger strikes. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
unstar this property uin HL1930 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
unstar this property answer text <p>We have raised the importance of due legal process for detainees in Egypt with the Egyptian government on a number of occasions. Most recently, the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney, (Mr Cameron), raised the issue with President al-Sisi in September 2014. The Secretary of State for Foreign Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge, (Mr Hammond), also raised his concerns with President al-Sisi during a visit to Cairo on 24 July, and Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East, (Mr Ellwood), raised concerns during his visit to Cairo on 25 August. We will continue to urge the Egyptian authorities to ensure that human and legal rights are fully upheld in all cases.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T13:19:19.7879517Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T13:19:19.7879517Z
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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