Egypt: EU concerned at state of freedom of expression

May 3, 2016
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The EU described the raid by the Egyptian security forces on the Egyptian Press Syndicate’s building on Sunday 1 May as “a worrying development” which “continues a trend of restricting space for civil society and the freedom of expression, as manifested by the high number of arrests following the April protests”, according to a statement released on Monday 2 May, on the eve of World Press Freedom Day.
The EU calls for the release of all those “detained for expressing their opinion” and for the law regulating assembly to be “brought in line with the Egyptian Constitution.” (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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EU Neighbourhood Info Centre webpage – Egypt
EU Delegation to Egypt – website and Facebook page


Countries covered:

  • Egypt
Human Rights