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FCO Minister opposes sentence of former Egyptian President Morsi

Tobias Ellwood, Minster for the Middle East and North Africa, opposes death sentence for former Egyptian President Morsi.

Minster for the Middle East and North Africa said:

The UK Government is deeply concerned by the sentencing to death of former President Morsi and over 100 others yesterday. We note that there are further stages in the legal process, and will continue to follow this case closely.

We look to the Egyptian authorities to apply the rule of law consistently in line with international standards, and to protect the political and legal rights of all Egyptians as the basis for the country’s future stability.

It is the long-standing policy of the UK Government to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle.

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