The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights calls for the release of the Lebanese blogger Imad Bazzi

September 5th, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) calls the Egyptian government for allowing the Lebanese blogger Imad Bazzi, known as Trella, to enter Egypt. Trella has been arrested in Cairo International Airport.   

On September 5, 2011, Imad has been arrested in the airport and the concerned officials told him that his name is in the blacklist. They also told him that he will be deported in two hours.  

In this concern, EOHR expresses worry towards the situation of the Egyptian authorities against the Lebanese blogger. It is considered as a severe violation of the freedom of expression and the freedom of traveling from a place to another, which are guaranteed article 13 of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights. These rights are also mentioned within the International Covenant for Civil and Political rights.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, stressed on the significance of the freedoms of expression and movement in order to achieve the state of law after the Egyptian revolution. These important rights are the main pillars of the Egyptian democracy in the transitional phase. 

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