The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights Warned of the rise in the number of injured people and losing credibility

June 29th, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its worry for the return of the police violence policy after the revolution. As, the security troops on June 28, 2011 practiced acts of violence against protesters in Tahrir Square and injured about 1500 of them. The injured people are still receiving medication in Al Monira and Kasr El Eni Hospitals. Clashes are going on until this moment in front of the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Mahmoud Street and the other streets nearby Tahrir Square.

On June 29, 2011, in the morning, the police troops attacked the protesters in Tahrir Square with the same ways used during the revolution events. The troops used tear gases and rubber bullets in addition to having thugs intimidating the civil protesters.

While one of the Egyptian NGOs was honoring 10 of the martyrs’ families in Balloon Theater in Agouza, thugs entered the place and attacked the families. Then the police came and arrested some of the martyrs’ families and that naturally irritated the families. The martyrs’ families protested against the police calling for the release of their relatives. Clashes took place between the two parties in Agouza Area and the protesting families walked to Tahrir Square then to the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior.

EOHR conducted a fact finding committee to follow up and document the violence incident and provide all the found facts to the public. Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR emphasized that the Egyptian community is still in the phase of Confidence-building between the police and the public; this phase requires cooperation between the two parties, because the conflict between them could result major damages to the Egyptian people. Solid relationships should be built between the two parties in addition to solving all the problems related to the slow court trials of those who were charged of shooting protester during the revolution events and the postponement of the trial of the former minister of interior Habeb Al Adly. So, EOHR calls the security commanders to carry out the decision issued by the minister of interior for the withdrawal of police troops from Tahrir Square to restore tranquility in the area. Maintenance of security on the Egyptian streets is one of the most important requirements of the Egyptian people, in condition that all the human rights principals must be also maintained.            

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