When military trials for civilians stop

July 21st, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) will hold an open discussion on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at 12 pm, in EOHR premises. “When military trials for civilians stop” workshop will be attended by representatives of the Egyptian political parties, university professors, parliamentary members, human rights’ activists and media specialists.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, emphasized that referring civilians to the military courts is entirely unacceptable by any of the Egyptian political powers. It does not comply with the principals of fair a transparent trial. The forcible detention steering group in the United Nations stated that in case of keeping the military judiciary working, it should not be handling the lawsuits of the civilians. In cases like strike or any danger against the democratic system, the military courts should not handle both military and civilian people. Death penalty should not be given by the military courts, under any conditions.

The workshop will be attended by Dr. Ibrahim Darwish, professor of political science, Cairo University, Mr. Hussein Abdel Razeq, former secretary general of Al Tagamoa Political Party, Mr. Montaser Al Zaiat, attorney at law and Mr. Ahmed Abdel Hafez, attorney at law and Mr. Saad Hasab Allah, attorney at law.


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