Sherif Hassan Abdelwahab

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 29th November 2010.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the government of Egypt on the detention at Cairo airport on 9 November 2010 of Sherif Hassan Abdelwahab Muhammad and the deportation of his wife Emma Hassan.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

We have been in touch with the EU delegation in Egypt on this issue. The EU delegation intends to raise the case of Mr Sherif Hassan Abdelwahab Muhammad with the Egyptian authorities.

We are determined to uphold British values abroad and condemn all instances of discrimination, arbitrary detention or persecution against individuals and groups because of their religion or belief. The protection of human rights, including freedom of religion, is a central component of Egypt's ongoing dialogue with the European Union.

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