Archive for June, 2010

Fines for El- Wafd journalists and a judgment in absentia for Madgy Hessien

June 29th, 2010 by Editor

On Monday 28/6/2010 North Giza Criminal Court sentenced two journalists in El- Wafd newspaper to a fine of  240 thousand EGP in the case of  libel and defame filed by counselors of the Council of State. Read the rest of this entry »

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On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

June 29th, 2010 by Editor

EOHR  launches its campaign to combat impunity

 At the end of a seminar held by EOHR on Monday 28/6/2010, EOHR launched its campaign to combat the torture crime under the title of ” Combating impunity” which will last for 18 months, calling upon all political and social forces and human rights activists to join the campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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Defending the freedom of opinion and expression

June 28th, 2010 by Editor

EOHR called for  the immediate release of the editor-in-chief of El-Saf website.

 On 27/6/2010 The public persecution of El-Saf summoned  “Sherif Abd El Hamid” editor-in-chief of El Saf website and the activist for investigation  in the report submitted by the member of the parliament of El-Saf constituency against him , as he was accused of the case of libel and defame, the report submitted to the Internet  Information Department  in the Ministry of Interior( Internet Crimes), the report has been registered under No.6/2010 -Economic Misdemeanor. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR holds a seminar entitled” Torture in the Egyptian law and the required amendments” next Monday

June 23rd, 2010 by Editor

EOHR will hold a seminar entitled  ” Torture in the Egyptian law and the  required amendments” on Monday 28/6/2010 at 12:00 PM  in EOHR’s office, the seminar includes a group of law professors, number of members of Shura Council and people Assembly’s, party’s representatives, political force and civil society activists. Read the rest of this entry »

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Torture and impunity in Egypt

June 19th, 2010 by Editor

Hafez Abu Seada

Torture and impunity in Egypt

While the Egyptian delegation had submitted the final report before UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on the file of human rights, Alexandria governorate witnessed a heinous torture crime ended with the murder of Khaled Said who  was in an internet café like anyone else in Sidi Gaber area, most probably he was taking or chatting via  the internet and of course this is a legal act,  suddenly investigation force including  police officers and police corporals  entered to the internet café, they called people to show  their IDs and they investigated them, all these acts consider illegal but we get used to these acts as a result of imposing the state of emergency for years, it is well-known axiom for anyone studied law that stopping people for search requires evidences on committing a crime and it considers the first stage for arrest, except for flagrant delicate, search became illegal because the competent authority didn’t issue permission, which means that the citizen protestation is a natural right, the important thing that anyone tried to protest – according to the witnesses – was subjected to assault in all forms. Read the rest of this entry »

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Judging the freedom of opinion and expression, Wael Al-Abrashy will be tried before Giza Criminal Court on 18/7/2010

June 16th, 2010 by Editor

Cairo Appeal Court determined Sunday  18/7/2010 to trial Wael Al-Abrashy, editor in  chief of  Sout El Oma newspaper and “Samar Eldowe”, journalist at the same newspaper, in the case filed by Youssef Boutros Ghali, minister of finance against them, as he accuses Al –Abrashy of  instigating   citizens not to submit affidavits of the real estate tax according to the new  law of real estate tax. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR’s campaign to combat the phenomenon of impunity

June 14th, 2010 by Editor

Egypt suffers from the spreading of torture phenomenon on a large-scale in the last period until it became a daily usual event which happens every day in spite of the hideousness and the gravity of this phenomenon as it violates the international covenants concerned  with human rights and different legislations. Read the rest of this entry »

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To face the phenomenon of impunity

June 12th, 2010 by Editor

EOHR calls for trying those who are responsible for murdering “Khaled Said”

 

 The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its deepest worries on the death of, “Khalid Said Mohammed,” at  Alexandria governorate, calling for investigating  into the incident and arresting  perpetrators and bringing  them to trial. Read the rest of this entry »

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In the third report for EOHR

June 1st, 2010 by Editor

Balloting Cards outside the poll stations and assaulting on candidates’ deputies  

In the poll station of Kfor Belshay primary school in the fourth constituency at Kafr Al Zayat police station, observers of EOHR monitored the events of assaulting on AlAshera Massa‘an shooting team (Reporter Karim Sheikh and Ayman Hares) while trying to cover the elections as they are prevented from doing their work , in the same constituency observers discovered that there are balloting cards outside the poll station under No. 310 and 312 . Also voters in Mounib in the first constituency openly incited to vote for Muslim brotherhood candidates, besides the continued assaults on candidates’ deputies and preventing observers from entering poll stations, this shall be shown as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR monitors a collective voting, electoral briberies and pre- marked balloting cards

June 1st, 2010 by Editor

Observers  of EOHR have monitored  the phenomenon  of collective voting for  some NDP candidates, election briberies  and pre- marked balloting cards, as well as the continued assaulting  on the deputies of some candidates in Al Menofia governorate and preventing  observers and voters from entering polling stations , this shall be described as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

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