UN, France condemn Egypt violence

The French foreign ministry and the United Nations have condemned the violence in Egypt, including the series of bomb attacks on Friday and the violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces on Saturday.

“France expresses its sympathy to the victims’ families. It reaffirms its condemnation of terrorism, irrespective of the perpetrators or motives,” read a Monday statement.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Monday she was “gravely concerned about the escalating violence” and called for “prompt, independent and impartial investigations into the killings, to make the findings public and to bring to justice those responsible, in accordance with international human rights standards”.

 

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