Hugh Robertson expresses concern that the appeal of the Egyptian activists Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohammed Adel has been rejected.
Mr Robertson said:
I am concerned that the appeal of the activists Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohammed Adel has been rejected condemning them to a three year jail sentence. The UK government places great importance on making progress on the political roadmap for a democratic transition which the Egyptian authorities committed to in July 2013. The freedom to protest peacefully is an integral part of achieving a successful transition to democracy in Egypt.
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