Archive for November, 2010

The Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring Elections Holds its Next Press Conference Next Wednesday

November 30th, 2010 by Editor

The Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring Elections (ECME) holds its fifth press conference on Wednesday (1/12/2010) at 12 P.M. in the headquarters of Andalus Institute for Tolerance and anti-Violence Studies in the presence of a large gathering of human rights activists and a number of civil society organizations’ representatives. Read the rest of this entry »

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Report Number 3: The Results of the Monitoring Efforts Conducted by the Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring Elections: Two Deaths and Seven Injuries are the Outcome of the Elections, and Hamdein Sabahy Withdraws his Candidacy to Avoid Bloodshed

November 30th, 2010 by Editor

Within the context of the efforts of the Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring the Elections (hereinafter the Coalition) to monitor today’s parliamentary election, the third report on violations is most alarming to the civil society organizations due to the overwhelming dominance of violence over the electoral process. This has become obvious in the light of the widespread acts of violence in many constituencies to the extent of reported incidents of physical assault, gun shootings, fights using bladed weapons, penknives, metal chains, and clubs, and clashes. For instance, one of the Muslim Brotherhood candidates –Suby Saleh- was assaulted in Alexandria after which he Read the rest of this entry »

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Report number 2: The Results of the Monitoring Efforts Conducted by the Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring Elections Fears from the Increasing Violence throughout the Second Half of the Day

November 29th, 2010 by Editor

Within the context of the efforts of the Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring Elections (hereinafter the Coalition) to monitor the electoral process of the parliamentary elections taking place today –28/11/2010-, the second report is issued to document and report all the violations which marred the electoral process. It could be said that violence is one of the most obvious features of the electoral process so far. The gravity of the situation reached the extent of the occurrence of death incidents including the death of the son of the independent candidate running for Read the rest of this entry »

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Report number 1The Results of the monitoring efforts conducted by the Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring Elections

November 28th, 2010 by Editor

Violence Breaks Out from the Beginning of the Elections

 

The Egyptian parliamentary elections take place today -28/11/2010- to choose 508 representatives, 64 of which are women-quota representatives, from a total of 5181 running candidates,4801of which are running for regular parliamentary seats and 380 candidates who are running for women-quota seats according to statistics issued by the Higher Elections Commission (HEC). Read the rest of this entry »

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Restricting the national electoral monitoring after the rejection of the international one

November 24th, 2010 by Editor

Civil society organizations do not need useless permits to carry out their patriotic duty

Civil society organizations firmly reject the restrictions imposed by the Higher Election Commission (HEC) on monitoring the electoral process. The Egyptian government has pledged to offer guarantees for national monitoring of the electoral process after its absolute rejection of the idea of international monitoring and its prohibition of any attempts of applying such monitoring. Far from keeping its promise, such guarantees were never actualized as the HEC had imposed a set of restrictions and conditions which represent dire obstacles and hindrances to the work of the civil society’s observers. Such restrictions defeat the purpose of monitoring the elections and evacuate it of any real meaning especially as they require securing permissions from the head of the general or the secondary electoral committees before being allowed into the voting and counting stations. In addition to that, only insufficient meager authorizations have been granted to the civil society organizations which are way less than the number required by such organizations to carry out meaningful effective monitoring of the elections in an attempt by the Egyptian government to add a fictitious illusionary legitimacy on the forthcoming electoral sham.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring Elections ECME Announce Four Reports on the Evaluation of the Registration of Candidates Phase and Elections Campaigns

November 22nd, 2010 by Editor

Representatives of the Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring Elections ECME expressed their deep concern over the decisions of the Supreme Commission for Elections SCE on the monitoring of civil society organizations to the electoral process. Those decisions amounted to the confiscation of local monitoring of elections through putting conditions and barriers that limit the work and activity of the observers inside polling stations. Members organizations of ECME threatened to withdraw from monitoring the coming elections, as well as other coalitions,  in case that SCE didn’t respond positively to the demands presented by civil society organization concerned with monitoring elections.

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The Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring Elections holds a press conference on Monday

November 20th, 2010 by Editor

The Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring Elections will hold its fourth press conference on Monday 22nd 2010 at 11:00 AM at EOHR’s office. The conference will include a group of human rights activists and a number of representatives of NGOs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Before announcing the final list of candidates:

November 14th, 2010 by Editor

EOHR calls upon the execution of the decisions of the administrative court, regarding the registration of the excluded candidates.

EOHR expresses its concern regarding the refusal of the administrative organ to accept the candidacy papers of an independent candidate, without any legal reason. As well as that it refused to be committed to the judicial decisions of the administrative justice, on the pretext of that one of the members of the administrative organ or a non competent person proposed to a non-competent court to stop the execution of the sentence. Which is considered as a violation for the article no.72 of the Egyptian constitution, which is stating that “the refusal of the competent officer to be abided by the judicial decisions or postponing its execution, is considered as a criminal offense, and is punished by imprisonment or by dismissal, According to article no. 123 of the penal code”. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR issues its second report on the parliamentary elections Monitoring the submission of candidacy for the parliamentary elections

November 8th, 2010 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights monitored  the submission of candidacy for the parliamentary elections  which was characterized by the predominance of bureaucratic procedures in the acceptance candidacy papers, and the absence of a competent  committee on defining the conditions and documents of candidacy,  making this stage subjected  to domination by the Security Directorates, as different deadlines for the opening and closing of the Directorates varied from one to another, also the required papers and documents are varied as well, this is occurred in  the absence of the committees formed by the Ministries of Interior and Justice to examine documents and papers required for the nomination, besides the complete absence of the role of the Supreme Commission  for Elections. Despite these observations, opposition parties and the Muslim Brotherhood succeeded in  submitting  their nomination papers, and accepting  the candidacy papers on women seats, besides some harassments for independent candidacy. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR holds the 11th annual intellectual forum Towards a new Egyptian constitution

November 8th, 2010 by Editor

The Egyptian organization for human rights (EOHR)in cooperation with Friedrich Naumann Foundation will hold the 11th  annual intellectual forum ” Towards a new Egyptian constitution” on Wednesday and Thursday 10-11 Nov 2010 at Pyramiza Hotel – Dokki. This forum includes a number of representatives of political parties and members of People’s Assembly and Shura Council and human rights activists.

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