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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood

Volume 699: debated on Wednesday 12 March 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are making representations to the Government of Egypt following the arrest of 101 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including candidates in the provincial elections due on 8 April. [HL2103]

Officials raised their concerns about the recent arrest of Muslim Brotherhood members with the Egyptian embassy in London on 27 February 2008.

We regularly raise human rights issues with the Egyptian Government. We also look forward to these issues being discussed at the forthcoming EU-Egypt political sub-committee established under the European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan.