The Military Prosecution Office decided arresting Ala Abdel Fattah for 15 days

October 30th, 2011 by Editor

The Military Prosecution Office decided keeping Ala Abdel Fattah, political and human rights activist, for 15 days in custody, in connection with Masbero violence incident. Following the incident, Ala refused to appear in the military prosecution office, based on being a civilian citizen. The activist is charged with Incitement against the Egyptian armed forces and damaging public buildings.

In this concern, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) calls for referring Ala and all the arrested civilians to the civilian specialized courts; referring them to the military courts does not comply with the constitutional declaration, issued by the Supreme Council for Armed Forces in march 2011. The declaration guarantees the freedoms of expression and fair trial, according to the international standards of human rights.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, stated that the emergency law has been issued to be activated against thugs and those who commit violent acts. It is not to be used against political and human rights’ activists. Taking civilians to military courts negatively affects the independence of the Egyptian judiciary.

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