HC Deb 11 April 2000 vol 348 cc111-2W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received regarding the trials of human rights activists in state security courts in Egypt. [118521]

Mr. Hain

In February we received reports that the Secretary General of the Egyptian Human Rights Organisation (EOHR), Hafez Abu Sa'ada, faced the prospect of being tried by a State Security Court. I understand that Hafez has never been formally notified of the charges against him, and we will continue to follow his case closely.