Press Freedom - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:07 pm on 8th June 2020.

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Photo of The Earl of Sandwich The Earl of Sandwich Crossbench 3:07 pm, 8th June 2020

My Lords, would the Minister agree that the recent arrest in Egypt of prominent author Ahdaf Soueif, the imprisonment of members of her family, and the continued detention of poet Galal El-Behairy and many others are events of international concern? Will the FCO draw more attention to these human rights violations and the poor treatment of writers, editors and journalists in and outside Egyptian prisons?