Who is the responsible for the violent murder of the Egyptian citizen in Lebanon !!!

May 5th, 2010 by Editor

     The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR)and the Permanent Peace Movement (PPM)in Lebanon express their severe condemnation on the lynch of Mohamed Selim, Egyptian citizen in Ketermaya – Lebanon by the angry mob. EOHR calls the Lebanese government for taking urgent actions and legal procedures on the lynch of the Egyptian citizen and referring police officers and citizens responsible for this crime to the investigation.

It is worth mentioning that Mohamed Selim  was arrested by Lebanese authorities on suspicion of committing a murder in Ketermaya, he was  accompanied by the Lebanese security forces on Thursday 29/04/2010 to the town mentioned to stage the crime he is accused of, however he was surprised by an attack from Lebanese angry mob dragging him out of the car  and taking off his clothes, stabbed, beaten and then dragged him until he passed away.

What happened to the Egyptian citizen is a violation to the fundamental human rights including the right to life, liberty  and security of person such rights guaranteed by international covenants on human rights, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provided in article 3 that “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. “as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which provided in Article 6 that” Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life. Also The Committee concerned with UN  Civil and Political Rights in its general comment on the provision of the previous article indicated that ” The right to life is the supreme right  which no derogation is permitted even in such times of public emergency.

We are aware of the horrendous crime by murdering an elderly couple and their two young granddaughters in Ketermaya, however we stress at the same time that if the suspect committed a crime, he should be trialed before judiciary not to violate his dignity and basic rights and implementing the punishment without reconsideration or making sure of such crimes he was accused of.

We call upon the Lebanese government to carry out an immediate intervention to arrest perpetrators and to mandate one of the members of the Egyptian Public Prosecution to attend the investigations into the incident. EOHR  and Permanent Peace Movement will follow up the investigation.

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