Archive for December, 2010

EOHR calls upon the Prosecutor General to Release the Accused in the Events of Qalama Village

December 30th, 2010 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its utmost concern about the continuous detention of 43 people accused of taking part in the events of Qalama Village, Qaliub District of Qaliubiya Governorate. Such detention constitutes a violation of the right to life, and the right to liberty and personal security guaranteed under the constitution and the human rights international conventions. EOHR demands the suspension of the collective punishment measures taken against the people of the village. Read the rest of this entry »

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Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) demands that the general prosecutor will authorize the immediate release of Hussam Hassan who is detained in Al-Obour police station.

December 27th, 2010 by Editor

EOHR is expressing its grave concern regarding the incident of holding the citizen “Hussam Hassan Mustapha” in custody in Al-Obour police stations in one of the Investigation Unit rooms where he was abused and treated with cruelty since the 2nd of December, 2010 and until the present day. This constitutes a violation of the constitution and the international human rights-related conventions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Egyptian Parliamentary Elections: Last Straw?

December 25th, 2010 by Editor

On 28 of November 2010, the first round of the Egyptian parliamentary elections has taken place in an atmosphere of skepticism on the part of Egyptians and grave concern on the part of human rights and social and developmental organizations. This concern led to the creation of the Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring the Elections (ECME) which included 123 human rights and civil society organizations from 26 different governorates. The efforts of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) within the ECME and on it own to observe and document the violations occurring throughout the whole electoral process have shown unfortunate and disappointing results. It is safe to say that violations have marred the electoral process from the beginning to the end tainting the credibility of the upcoming parliament and raising questions as to how much it really represents the will of the people. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR holds a Seminar on ” The Role and the Performance of the High Commission on Elections during 2010 Parliamentary Elections”

December 23rd, 2010 by Editor

EOHR will hold a seminar in its headquarter, on Monday 27-12-2010, at 5 pm, entitled ” The Role and the Performance of the High Commission on Elections, during 2010 Parliamentary Elections”. A number of university professors,  intellectuals, members of the Egyptian Parliament and Al Shura Council, Egyptian political parties leaders and NGOs activists will participate in this seminar.

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EOHR Condemns the Bloodshed Fatwa of ElBaradei and demands the Prosecutor General to Run Investigation

December 22nd, 2010 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights EOHR condemns the fatwa issued by Ansar al-Sunnah Society at Al Behraira Governorate to bloodshed Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, former director of the International Agency for Atomic Energy and chairman of the National Association for Change, and demanding the Prosecutor General to investigate the matter.

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The 2nd report: the results of the monitoring efforts conducted by the Egyptian Coalition for monitoring elections.

December 8th, 2010 by Editor

Pre-marking ballot cards is the last option under the low turnout in the Egyptian Parliamentary Election 2010.

The voting percentage in the 2nd round of Egyptian Parliamentary Elections didn’t exceed 5%. The political scene yesterday was very quiet, due to the great amount of violations took place during the 1st round of this elections, as well as due to the withdrawal of a considerable number of the candidates, including the candidates of the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Wafd Political Party Candidates. The factor that helped in the pre-marking the ballot cards was the low percentage of political participation in the 2nd half of the Election Day. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR calls for an immediate investigation in the case of the death of the citizen Mustafa Attia El Saied.

December 8th, 2010 by Editor

EOHR expresses its concern about the death of the citizen Mustafa Attia Al Saied in Alexandria Governorate by 2 of the secret detectives of Mena El Basal police station. This case is an evident on the continuity of torturing cases, which take place by the executive authority, as the case of Khaled Saied is still debated in the courts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Report Number 1 The Results of the Monitoring Efforts Conducted by the Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring Elections

December 6th, 2010 by Editor

Non compliance with the judicial orders

 

The second round of the parliamentary elections is taking place today, Sunday 5/12/2010/. 566 candidates are running for 283 parliamentary seats from a total of 508 parliamentary seats. The candidates -running as both independent and party members- include 269 candidates running for general seats and 14 candidates running for women quota seats after the first round witnessed the election of 221 candidates last Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Banning elections

December 2nd, 2010 by Editor

Banning elections
By Hafez Abu Seada——————————————————————————–

As expected, the Egyptian legislative elections brought about little or no change. The National Democratic Party (NDP) cut deals with the opposition parties, ceding a few seats to each to shut them up, while totally excluding the Muslim Brotherhood. The Wafd, Tagammu, the Nasserists, and other minor parties, all agreed to the arrangement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Report Number 4: The Results of the Monitoring Efforts Conducted by the Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring Elections: Six Victims: the Toll of the Elections So Far

December 2nd, 2010 by Editor

The elections have witnessed uncountable violations. Violence has been the dominant feature of he day which is exactly what many civil society organizations and political powers have warned against. These organizations have demanded keeping violence to a limit during the electoral process. The picture is completed with violations of the rights of journalists and media representatives and blocking certain websites which all resulted in a general attitude within the public who refrained from participating in the elections as some polling stations had no voters showing up, and some others had very small numbers of voters. It is safe to say that the voting average rate was only 10% to 15%.

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