The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights Holds Shafiq’s Government accountable for the Protection and Safety of Protestors, Journalists and Human Rights Activists
February 6th, 2011 by Editor
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its deep concern for the lives of protestors in Tahrir Square and its fear that new attacks would be directed against them. EOHR holds Mr. Ahmed Shafiq, the prime minister, accountable for the safety of all protestors, journalists, foreign correspondents and human rights activists. This is to preserve their lives in accordance to their legitimate right to expression, assembly and peaceful protest as protected under the constitution and relevant international human rights conventions.
Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians have resumed their protests until the morning of Saturday, 5/2/2011, in Tahrir Square and in different Egyptian governorates after the “Friday of Departure” in which millions of Egyptians have participated.
EOHR also demands that the prime minister will immediately carry out his promises to protect the demonstrations and the protestors of Tahrir Square or any other area in addition to authorizing the immediate release of all activists who have been arrested in demonstrations. EOHR also demands that he orders an immediate and speedy investigation on those causing the bloody events which took place in Tahrir Square on last Wednesday.
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