EOHR calls for the amendment of the penal code to help prevent torture

November 13th, 2018 by Editor

South Cairo Criminal court sentences 2 Policemen to jail for torturing a citizen to death

EOHR calls for the amendment of the penal code to help prevent torture

On Sunday, 11/11/2018, the South Cairo Criminal Court sentenced a police officer at Al Mokattam police station to three years in prison and a fine of 200 Egyptian pounds. Another policeman was sentenced to six months in prison for the death of Mohammed Abdel Hakim after being subjected to torture at their hands. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR welcomes Al Sisi’s initiative to amend NGO law

November 5th, 2018 by Editor

EOHR welcomes Al Sisi’s initiative to amend NGO law

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) welcomes the initiative launched by President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to amend the notorious NGO law, law No. 70 of 2017. EOHR calls once more on the President and Parliament to repeal this law and draft a new one in line with Egypt’s constitution and Internationa legal obligations that supports and enhances the freedom of civil society in Egypt. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR condemns the Israeli assault on Egyptian Coptic Christian priests in East Jerusalem

October 25th, 2018 by Editor

EOHR condemns the Israeli assault on

 Egyptian Coptic Christian priests in East Jerusalem

On the morning of October 24th, 2018, a group of Coptic Christian priests staged a peaceful demonstration in front of the Deir Al Sultan monastery in Jerusalem to protest unauthorized Israeli renovation of the sight. The priests however were not allowed to exercise their right to peaceful assembly as Israeli law enforcement officials moved to forcefully disperse them and in the process, they violently assaulted the priests and arrested one of them who was later released. The incident drew condemnations from the Egyptian government, Al-Azhar and the Coptic Church. Read the rest of this entry »

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In Solidarity with Human Rights Defenders EOHR once more calls for the suspension of case 173

October 23rd, 2018 by Editor

In Solidarity with Human Rights Defenders

EOHR once more calls for the suspension of case 173

 Human rights activist Esraa Abdel Fattah was summoned by the judge  appointed to investigate case No. 173 of 2011, known as the  foreign funding case in the media.Esraa was previously investigated in the same case on 9/10/2018 and was released on bail of ten thousand EGP. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Court of Cassation issues its ruling on the case known as “insulting the judiciary”, EOHR calls for the release of Mounib, al-Zayat, Qandil and al-Fakharani

October 17th, 2018 by Editor

The Court of Cassation issues its ruling on the case known as “insulting the judiciary”, EOHR calls for the release of Mounib, al-Zayat, Qandil and al-Fakharani

 

The Court of Cassation ruled on Monday 15/10/2018 to reject the appeal of former president Mohammed Morsi and 17 other defendants, and reaffirmed sentences ranging from 3 years of imprisonment and a 30,000 EGP fine in the case known publicly under as the “case of insulting the judiciary”. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR implores President Al Sisi to pardon activist Amal Fathy

October 1st, 2018 by Editor

EOHR implores President Al Sisi to pardon activist Amal Fathy

 The Maadi Misdemeanor Court sentenced women’s rights activist Amal Fathy to 2 years in prison and 10,000 egp fine in case 7991 of 2018. The verdict also stipulated that Mrs. Fathy has to pay 20,000 egp to suspend the execution of the sentence. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR’s memorandum on Qatari violations of International Human Rights law

September 20th, 2018 by Editor

EOHR’s memorandum on Qatari violations of International Human Rights law

The Ghofran tribe has been subjected to a series of horrendous violations by the Qatari State. A number of fundamental rights and international human rights instruments have been blatantly violated by the Qatari authorities contradicting their international obligations and moral responsibitly as a state. The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) decided to adopt the case of Al Ghofran to publicize their just case and help them in reclaiming their stolen rights. EOHR in this report lists a number of the major violations of international human rights law that the Qatari state has committed against thousands of members of Al Ghofran tribe. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR holds its 3rd and final Side Event at the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council

September 19th, 2018 by Editor

EOHR holds its 3rd and final Side Event

 at the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) held its third side event at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council under the title Human Rights in Qatar: The plight of Al Ghofran Tribe. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR holds its second Side Event at the UN head quarters in Geneva

September 14th, 2018 by Editor

EOHR holds its second Side Event at the UN head quarters in Geneva

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) held its second parallel event on the sidelines of the 39th session of the Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in Geneva. The seminar was titled “Terrorism and Human Rights in Egypt: Compensation for Victims of Terrorism” and the role of Qatar in its support. The speakers included Dr. Hafez Abu Saada, president of EOHR, Mr. EssamShiha, the Secretary Genearl of EOHR , Dr. Salah Salam, member of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), Mr. AlaaShalabi, Secretary General of the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR), and Hamad Khaled Al Marri, representing the Qatari Al Ghofran tribe. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR holds its first Side Event at the UN head quarters in Geneva

September 12th, 2018 by Editor

EOHR holds its first Side Event at the UN head quarters in Geneva

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) held a parallel entitled Enforced Disappearance in Egypt on the sidelines of the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Read the rest of this entry »

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