Human rights organizations hold a press conference entitled “Egypt … 31 years of emergency”

May 12th, 2010 by Editor

A group of human rights organizations in Egypt will hold a press conference entitled” “Egypt … 31 years of emergency”

on Thursday, 5/13/2010 at 12:00 PM at the office of  the Arab Center for Independence of the Judiciary and legal profession”.

      The conference was held immediately after  the People’s Assembly approval on Tuesday, 05/11/2010 to extend the state of emergency for two years, starting from the beginning of next June until 31June, 2012 for a justification to combat terrorism and drug trafficking.

The conference will bring up  questions about the impacts of the  state of emergency on the rights and freedoms in Egypt in general and democratic development in particular, and the compatibility of a state of emergency with the provisions of the Egyptian Constitution and international covenants on human rights, and the reasons for the government’s insistence on the continued renewal of the  state of emergency which has been  imposed since 1981.

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