Archive for July, 2010

EOHR suggests forming a committee of experts to reform the health system in Egypt

July 28th, 2010 by Editor

At the end of  a seminar entitled” Treatment at the State’s expense” which was held by EOHR on 26/7/2010, human rights activists, member of parliament and members of the Committee for the Defense of the Right to Health called for forming a committee of experts to reform the health system in Egypt, especially in light of the high rates of financial and administrative corruption that come upon this system, starting from the health insurance system, through the deterioration of health services provided to citizens and the huge irregularities which come upon treatment system at stat’s expense. They called for bringing up a bill for health insurance for all citizens as an alternative to the governmental bill. Also to bring up policies and strategies to fulfill the enjoyment of citizens with high level of health and medical services in the framework of the principles set by the World Health Organization. They confirmed the importance to combat corruption in the health sector and to issue such laws which oblige officials to apply decisions related to treatment at state’s expense. Read the rest of this entry »

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Postponing Khaled Said’s case to session 25th of September

July 28th, 2010 by Editor

On 27/7/2010 Alexandria Criminal Court heard the first session to trial police corporal and sergeant who are accused in Khaled Said’s case, lawyers team called the court for postponing the case to amend the provision and description of the accusation from “physical assault” to ” torture and premeditated murder” to combine articles” 126, 129 to conform with the first article of the Convention Against Torture  which was ratified by the Egyptian government in 1986 and became part and parcel from its interior law according to article 151 of the Constitution. The court decided to postpone the case to session 25th of September. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR holds a seminar entitled” Treatment at the State’s expense ” next Monday

July 22nd, 2010 by Editor

EOHR will hold  a seminar entitled ” Treatment at the state’s expense ” on 26/7/2010 at 12:00 PM at  EOHR’s office. Members of Shura Council, representatives of political parties, human right’s activists and a group of specialists will participate in the seminar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Postponing El Ibrashi’s case until 19th of September

July 18th, 2010 by Editor

The case of Wael El Ibrashi, editor-in-chief  of Sout El Oma newspaper was postpone by Giza Criminal Court  to session 19/9/2010. Lawyers called upon postponing the case  as a result of the unconstitutionality of article 177 of the Penal Code and to get the record of People’s Assembly which concerns with the discussion of the new law of real estate tax,  to hear  the testimony of some of the members of People’s Assembly on the law subject of discussion and to prepare a memorandum stating the unconstitutionality of article 177. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Situation of Human Rights in Egypt 2009: Introduction, summary and recommendations

July 14th, 2010 by Editor

Issuing the 20th  annual report of EOHR of 2009 comes in the light of a political environment not different from the previous years. Violations still committed against human rights. They are not restricted to civil and political rights, but also economic rights suffer from flagrant violations.

 

The numbers and Statistics clarify the crudeness of the situation, EOHR has received in 2009 about (3812) complaints on these rights (the right to work-the right to education- the right to health- the right to a clean environment-the right to drinkable water- the right to adequate housing ), EOHR has received about (5500) complaints in total.

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EOHR holds a press conference next Tuesday to declare its annual report 2009

July 9th, 2010 by Editor

EOHR holds a press conference next Tuesday 13/7/2010 to declare its 20th annual report entitled” the situation of human right in Egypt 2009″, at 12 PM at EOHR’s office. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR calls for applying the International Convention Against Torture on the issue of “Khalid Said”

July 1st, 2010 by Editor

EOHR followed with a great concern the decision issued on Wednesday 30/6/2010 by the Advocate General  – Alexandria Appeal Prosecutions with keeping both of Mahmoud Salah Mahmoud, police corporal and Awad Ismail Soliman, police sergeant, in custody for 4 days pending investigations after accusing them of using cruelty and assaulting Khalid Said, it calls for applying the International Convention Against Torture. Read the rest of this entry »

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