EU statement on Egypt: indictment of Egyptian Press Syndicate’s leadership reflects limitations on freedom of expression and press freedom

June 1, 2016
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“The indictment of the Egyptian Press Syndicate’s Head, Secretary-General and Undersecretary is a worrying development that follows the unprecedented raid of the Egyptian security forces on the Press Syndicate’s building earlier this month”, said an EU statement on Tuesday 31 May.
The EU calls on the Egyptian authorities to “review the charges against those arrested or prosecuted for exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, and work to bring the Laws regulating Assembly and the Counter-terrorism Law into 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