[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] released a statement [text] on Thursday reenforcing the need for any new Egyptian draft law should respect human rights standards. The statement came as concern over increased convictions of international NGO personnel mounts. Ban reiterated the UN's commitment to helping the Egyptian government and its people through a successful democratic transition. Following the /feature/">Egyptian Revolution [JURIST backgrounder], Egypt's legislature has been unstable. The bodies continue to pass draft laws in an attempt to...

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