Archive for January, 2011

Report on “Rage Day”

January 27th, 2011 by Editor

Sanctuary

 

A 1993 Egyptian movie starring one of the most popular Egyptian movie stars, Adel Imam, was about an ordinary man who went to AlTahrir compound to sign a piece of paper that would allow him to transfer his son from one school to another where millions of Egyptian go everyday for official papers to be issued and signed. Frustrated with bureaucracy and by his own helplessness to finish a simple matter of formality due to the system and the corruption, he was accidentally thought to be a terrorist holding people there hostage after he found himself with the gun of one of the security officers in his hands. Later into the movie, a scene showed him communicating with the head of the security force dispatched to deal with his situation and he asked the hostages, whom he became friends with, about what they wanted to live comfortably. They talked about prices, education, the penal system, people’s dignity among other things, so he turned around and called the security forces leader telling him that he only wanted the regime to be overthrown. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR calls for the immediate release of 1120 detainees in 9 governorates

January 27th, 2011 by Editor

EOHR expresses its deep concern about detaining 1120 persons from Tuesday 25/01/2011 till Thursday 27/01/2011 in 9 governorates (Cairo, Suez, Alexandria, Dakahlia, Gharbia, Northern Sinai, Ismailia, Fioum, Assiut) and the investigation with 200 demonstrators before the Public Prosecutor in 6 governorates (Cairo, Menoufia, Dakahlia, Suez, Alexandria, Kafr El Shiekh), calling the Public Prosecutor to release all the detainees immediately. Read the rest of this entry »

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During the Demonstrations of the 25th of January

January 26th, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights Condemns the Restriction of the Right to Free Expression

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expressed its grave concern regarding the governmental practices represented in blocking the websites of Facebook, Twitter and Bambuser which are used by activists and bloggers to transmit live videos of the demonstrations. Also, the websites of the Original Dustur and Al-Badeel have been blocked because they have allocated live pages to cover the demonstrations. EOHR also condemns assaulting the journalist, Muhammad Abd Al-Qudus, the commissioner of the freedoms committee of the Journalists Syndicate on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 while protesting in front of the syndicate in addition to the assaults committed yesterday against several Al-Masry Al-Youm and Al-Shorouk journalists. Read the rest of this entry »

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16 Human Rights Organizations form a Legal Aid Network to Support the Demonstrators of the 25th of January

January 26th, 2011 by Editor

16 human rights organization have declared the formation of a network to provide legal aid for the protestors of the 25th of January through a number of lawyers distributed through the different Egyptian governorates. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights Issues a Report on the Demonstrations of “Rage Day” “The Demonstrations of the 25th of January and the Excessive Use of Force”

January 26th, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) is issuing a report on Wednesday, 26/1/2011, on the demonstrations of “Rage Day” which have taken place in different Egyptian governorates entitled “The Demonstrations of Rage Day and the Excessive Use of Force”. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights Confirms the Legitimacy of the Right to Peaceful Protest

January 25th, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its grave concern regarding holding the Al-Jazeera crew in custody and confiscating their cameras and their recording devices in the area of Shubra. This happened during its coverage of the popular demonstrations in that area in the light of the protests taking place in different areas of the country under the title “Rage Day”. Read the rest of this entry »

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In the case of Khaled Saed

January 24th, 2011 by Editor

EOHR and the Lawyers of the Plaintiff Demand Adding Articles 126 and 234 of Criminal Law to the Rest of the Articles of the Accusation

 

Circle 14 of the criminal court of Alexandria has resumed the sixth session of the trial of the two detectives accused of using cruelty with the young Khaled Saed on Saturday the 21st/1/2011. The plaintiff’s civil lawyers have demanded adding articles 126 and 234 of criminal law[1] to the file of the case and excluding article number [2]129 and amending the incident from “using cruelty” to “torture leading to death”. The court has finally delayed the case to the session of the 26th of the coming February to hear the defense of the accused.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Legal, Professional and Rights-related Demands to Establish a Committee to Defend the Rights of Trade Unions

January 23rd, 2011 by Editor

A group of representatives from professional syndicates, legal experts, and human rights activists have agreed that the verdict of the Supreme Constitutional Court which ruled that law number 100 for the year 1993 is unconstitutional is considered an “enforceable” ruling which should be put in effect the day following its issuance. Consequently, syndicates are free to set the dates of its own elections without waiting for the decision of the judicial committee which supervises the elections of the professional syndicates. This situation has frozen the activities of many professional syndicates. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights holds a round table on the conditions of the professional syndicates after ruling with the unconstitutionality of law number 100 next Sunday.

January 13th, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) is holding a round table on the “conditions of the professional syndicate after the ruling with the unconstitutionality of law number 100” next Sunday, 16/1/2011 at 5 p.m. in EOHR’s headquarters. This will witness the participation of a group of syndicate workers, intellectual leaders, university professors, a number of members of the People’s Assembly and the Shura Council in addition to leaders from political parties, political forces and civil society activists.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights demands the immediate trial of the perpetrator of Samalout train crime

January 12th, 2011 by Editor

EOHR expresses its deep concern about the crime of shooting passengers in Samalout train, Menia governorate, which leads to the death of one and the injury of other 5 passengers, calling the General Prosecutor for the immediate investigation in this case and the speed trial of the perpetrator. Read the rest of this entry »

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