Before the football match between Egypt and Algeria, EOHR calls the government for protecting Egyptians in Algeria
November 17th, 2009 by Editor
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights ( EOHR) expresses its deepest worries on some of the individual behaviors by some Algerians against the Egyptian community in Algeria, EOHR has received a telephone call on Tuesday 17/11/2009 from some Egyptian workers at Orascom company informing that about 1950 Egyptian workers confined inside their houses in Wahran and Shahria camp , among a siege of Algerians , and the inability of the security to intervene and help them, which constitutes a violation of the right to liberty and security of person guaranteed under international covenants on human rights.
In this regard, EOHR calls the Egyptian government for intervening immediately to resolve the crisis and secure the lives of its citizens in Algeria, and providing possibilities for the transfer of the Egyptians and their families wishing to return to their country. Also it calls the Algerian government for intervening quickly to stop these violations committed against Egyptians in Algeria and providing the full protection for them and their families and to allow all workers of Orascom company to move freely and return to Egypt if they want especially with the approach of the match between the two countries.
Abu Seada clarified the depth of relations between Egypt and Algeria, which should not be affected by any irresponsible actions by both parties, he urges people of both countries to renounce fanaticism and to be more tolerant and abandon rumors especially after the confirmation of the false rumors of the death of Algerian fans in Egypt , especially that sports competitions must be appropriate for convergence and mutual understanding not for intolerance and some negative behaviors.
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