He also called for Egyptian authorities to respect the right of peaceful protest and immediately cease the use of violence against protestors after “unacceptable violence and loss of life took place around Tahrir Square in Cairo. Our travel advice for British nationals in Egypt is being regularly reviewed and updated.
Minister for Europe David Lidington described the sentencing of human rights defender Ales Bialiatski as another case of the Belarusian judicial system being used to punish those in Belarus who defend basic human rights.
Thirty-two years after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, the trial of its three most senior surviving leaders heard opening statements on 21 November. Foreign Office Minister welcomed the start of the trial which he said represents an important step towards justice and national reconciliation for the people of Cambodia.