The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights calls for the immediate release of the civil protesters of Balloon Theater

June 30th, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its worry for receiving information about arresting about 44 of the civil protesters on June 28, 2011. 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. 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.

The protesters’ list includes:

  • – Loai Mostafa Mohamed Nagati
  • – Ahmed Sayed Hanafi mahmoud
  • – Mohamed Zain Al Abedin – brother of the martyr Ahmed Zain Al Abedin
  • – Mahmoud Soliman Khalaf
  • – Mostafa Sayed Mohamed
  • – Mohamed Ashraf Abdel Halim
  • – Mohamed Al Sayed Hanafi
  • – Amal Salim
  • – Sherok Ahmed
  • – Mohamed Mokhtar Ismail
  • – Farid Abdel Ati
  • – Farag Abdel Hafez
  • – Ahmed Hanafi Zaghloul
  • – Mohamed Foad
  • – Mahmoud Ashraf

EOHR was informed that the detainees exposed to the military prosecutor general on June 30, 2011, in the morning, but the lawyers were not allowed to attend the investigations and could not know the final decision of the military prosecutor. EOHR confirms the necessity of the immediate release of the detainees in addition to denouncing the military and exceptional trials for the civilians.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, emphasized on the necessity of holding an emergency and fair investigation by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces and the Egyptian government for identifying the perpetrators and taking them to accountability.

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