October 11th, 2009 by Editor
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights with great sadness and sorrow mourns Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed Said, writer and one of human rights leader in Egypt. He is considered one of the first founders for EOHR as he struggled to enhance the status of human rights and promote democracy in the country and paid his freedom and was sentenced to imprisonment in the late of eighties.
It is worth noting that Dr. Said participated in the establishment of EOHR and nominated as a member of the Board of Trustees for two consecutive terms. He was detained for one month with a number of human rights activists in 1989, after he had participated in EOHR’s campaign for solidarity with Iron and Steel workers who struck inside their factory. This campaign brought EOHR forward as a struggle organization which works to promote and respect values and principles of human rights.
Dr. Said will remain a symbol of human rights movement in Egypt, God rest his soul and farewell to him.
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