EOHR denounces using force against civil protesters and calls for self-control

November 19th, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) denounces the violence of the police troops against the civilian protesters in Tahrir Square. Hundreds of the civilians were injured in the incident.

Following the “One Demand Friday”, November 18, 2011, some of the revolutionary injured people stayed in tents in Tahrir Square. In the morning of November 19, 2011, the police troops attacked the civil protesters to get them out of the square. Many civilians were injured and others were arrested and moved to Darasa Central Security Camps. Most of the protesters were released later.

EOHR followed up many of the political activists in detention until they were released in the afternoon. The clashes in Tahrir Square continued and the police troops used tear gases until late at night. The civil protesters had to use stones to defend themselves.

In this concern, EOHR calls the police troops for self-control and dealing peacefully with the civil protesters according to the international standards of peaceful assembly. The acts of violence practiced by the police gives the impression of no change even after the Egyptian revolution. EOHR also calls the prosecutor general office for opening an immediate investigation on the violence incident in order to take the perpetrators to accountability.

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