In defense of freedom of expression and the press EOHR condemns the suspension of 2 newspaper issues

April 11th, 2017 by Editor

In defense of freedom of expression and the press

EOHR condemns the suspension of 2 newspaper issues

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) voices its great concern, and great condemnation of the suspension of 2 issues by Al Bawaba news (Newspaper). EOHR considers this move to be a grave violaton of some of the most sacred principles of human rights, enshrined by international human rights law, and that is the right to freedom of expression and freedom of the press Read the rest of this entry »

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Terrorism Obserbatory EOHR condemns the Church bombings in Tanta and Alexandria

April 9th, 2017 by Editor

Terrorism Obserbatory

EOHR condemns the Church bombings in Tanta and Alexandria

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) strongly condemns the bombings that targeted two churches in Egypt’s nile delta. The bombings coicided with Palm Sunday which is celebrated by millions of Christians all over Egypt. The first bombing targeted St. George church in Tanta, the bomb killed over 30 people and injured more than 50. The second bombing targeted St. Mark Church in Alexandria where Coptic Patriarch Tawadros was leading prayer. The Suicide bomber detonated himself at the Church gates when he was detected by policemen securing the church. The attack killed more than 13 people including 4 policemen and women and injured around 30 . Read the rest of this entry »

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Kalash and Balshi sentenced to one suspended year in Jail EOHR: Detention of Journalists is a threat to freedom of expression

March 26th, 2017 by Editor

Kalash and Balshi sentenced to one suspended year in Jail

EOHR: Detention of Journalists is a threat to freedom of expression

 A Cairo misdemeanor appeals court sentenced Yehia Kalash former president of the press syndicate, and members of the syndicate council Khaled Al Balshi and Gamal Abdelrahim to 1 suspended year in prison for harbouring 2 wanted journalist in the syndicate premises. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR demands the release of Ahmed Al Khattib on health related grounds

March 23rd, 2017 by Editor

EOHR demands the release of Ahmed Al Khattib on health related grounds

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its great concern regarding the rapidly deteriorating medical condition of Ahmed Al Khattib, and implores the Prosecutor General to order his release as his life is in real danger. Read the rest of this entry »

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International Women’s day

March 8th, 2017 by Editor

International Women’s day

As International Women’s day comes upon us, The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) reaffirms its commitment to the defending the rights of women, and stresses that it seeks to eliminate gender inequality in Egypt through legal reforms that must include personal status laws. Read the rest of this entry »

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Economic Rights in Danger EOHR calls upon the Egyptian government to clarify whether bread subsidies have been reduced

March 7th, 2017 by Editor

Economic Rights in Danger

EOHR calls upon the Egyptian government to clarify whether bread subsidies have been reduced

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) views the latest developments regarding bread subsidies in Egypt with great concern. This comes after the quantity of subsidized bread given on supply subsidy cards was reduced in Alexandria, Kafr El Sheikh, and parts of greater Cairo (Giza). This led to spontaneous protests and demonstrations and the situation remains tense. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR calls upon the Egyptian government to take all necessary measures to assure the coptic christians citizens of Al Arish to their homes

February 26th, 2017 by Editor

EOHR calls upon the Egyptian government to take all necessary measures to assure the coptic christians citizens of Al Arish to their homes

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) voices its serious concerns regarding what appears to be a form of forced displacement of coptic christian families from the city of Al Arish the capital and administrative centre of the restive North Sinai governrate. The christian citizens started feeing their homes recentley after extremist terrorist groups most notably the ISIS affiliate Wilayet Sina’a issued threats against them warning them to leave or die, and in fact more than half a dozen christian individuals were murdered over the past weeks and a house belonging to a christian family was burned by these groups in what appears to be an effort to force christians out of the area Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR urges the minister of interior to retract is ammendment of the prison charter, and to return back to the old charter which was agreed upon between the National Council for Human Rights and the Minsitry of Interior

February 20th, 2017 by Editor

EOHR urges the minister of interior to retract is ammendment of the prison charter, and to return back to the old charter which was agreed upon between the National Council for Human Rights and the Minsitry of Interior

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its concern regarding the ministry of interior’s decision to ammend the prison charter. These ammendmendts included changes to 4 articles of the charter that cover issues such solitary confinment, the maximum age for children in the prison’s child care facilities, the regulations for the use of force with prisoners, and the regulations of the visits and inspections conducted by the National Council for Human Rights of prisons. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR deplores the prevention of Mr. Negad Al Boraa’i from traveling to Jordan

January 26th, 2017 by Editor

EOHR deplores the prevention of Mr. Negad Al Boraa’i from traveling to Jordan

 

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) is deeply concered due to the secuirty forces decision to prevent well known lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Nedaad Al Boraa’i from traveling to Joradn to visit his wife and family. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR declares its solidarity with Egypt’s Press syndicate in the case of Mosalam and Al Khattib

January 22nd, 2017 by Editor

EOHR declares its solidarity with Egypt’s Press syndicate in the case of Mosalam and Al Khattib

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) declares its solidarity with the press syndicate, Mahmoud Mosalam the editor in cheif of Al Watan news paper, and his deputy Ahmed Al Khattib. Read the rest of this entry »

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