Foreign Secretary William Hague said:
I 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.
I 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.
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