Egypt: Religious Freedom:Written question - 25732

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Asked by Jim Shannon
(Strangford)
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Asked on: 03 February 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Egypt: Religious Freedom
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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Egypt on the imprisonment of Mohammed Hegazy in that country.
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Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 08 February 2016

We are concerned about the case of Bishoy Armia Boulous, formerly Mohammed Hegazy, who was arrested in December 2013 and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in June 2014 for ‘disturbing the peace by broadcasting false information’ after filming clashes between Muslims and Christians in Upper Egypt. We are aware of his continued imprisonment and reports that his treatment whilst in prison has been in breach of his human rights. We have raised his case with the Egyptian Embassy in London and will continue to raise concerns about such cases with the Egyptian authorities.

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