Egypt: Prisoners

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the government of Egypt about (1) establishing an immediate independent inquiry into the circumstances of the collapse in court of the former President Morsi and his death soon after, and (2) guaranteeing that family and legal visits will be allowed to all prisoners held on remand and during long trials.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

​I have been following recent developments in Egypt carefully and have been receiving regular updates. I note the international attention former President Morsi's death has attracted and await with interest the results of the independent medical report ordered by the Egyptian Prosecutor General into the causes and circumstances.

Prison conditions is one of our human rights priorities in Egypt. We raise the issue of family visits regularly with the Egyptian authorities, most recently in May.

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