... Indonesia is closely observing the situation in Egypt with concern."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesias Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa stated his concern about the situation in Egypt where a court sentenced 683 members of Ikhwanul Muslimin to death on April 28, according to press release here on Tuesday.

"As a friendly country and the country with the largest population of muslims in the world, Indonesia is closely observing the situation in Egypt with concern," Marty said in a statement released by the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

According to the minister, Indonesia, which had experienced a similar political transition as Egypt, realized that the situation in Egypt is complex and believed that its government can solve its domestic issues in accordance to the interests and aspirations of the people.

"With no intention of interfering with the domestic issues in Egypt, we are concerned about the death sentence given to 683 members of the Ikhwanul Muslimin recently as well as with the previous death sentence given to another 529 Ikhwanul Muslimin members in March 2014," Marty added.

Indonesia wished that law enforcement in Egypt can still be implemented according to universal values, with the presumption of innocence of the suspects being maintained during the trial, Marty noted.

"We also pray that the democratization process in Egypt will focus on the inclusive reconciliation spirit and wish that such a process will be run in a peaceful manner," Marty said.

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