September 28th, 2011 by Editor
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) denounces the practices came out in a video shown on the internet and media channels. The video shows torturing two people by police and army officers.
In this concern, EOHR calls the Supreme Council for Armed Forces (SCAF) and the Egyptian Ministry of Interior to stop torturing people. EOHR also calls the Prosecutor General Office and the Ministry of Interior for opening immediate investigation on the video and then announcing the list of involved police and army officers. The involved officers must be taken to accountability immediately.
The video was shown by Al Shorouk, Al Youm Al Saba and Al Masrya News electronic newspapers. The newspapers stated that the incident took place in Al Kordy Police Station, Dakhlia Governorate. The army and police officers humiliated the two citizens verbally and physically. These practices violate different international standards of human rights.
Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, emphasized that such practices against civilians are not accepted and must be stopped immediately. This kind of practices does not meet the terms of the Egyptian Constitutional Declaration and the international covenants of human rights including the Universal Declaration for Human Rights and the International Convention against Torture, signed by the Egyptian government.
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