EOHR calls the SCAF and the Egyptian government to stop using force against civil protesters

November 21st, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) denounces the continuous violence of the police troops against the civilian protesters in Tahrir Square.

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. EOHR also calls the prosecutor general office for opening an immediate investigation on the violence incident in order to take the perpetrators to accountability.

EOHR followed up the violence incident since the beginning. The clashes in Tahrir Square continued and the police troops use tear gases heavily until this moment. 20 protesters died and 1800 got injured during the clashes. Dozens of the protesters, including many political and human rights activists were arrested randomly and sent to the Central Security Camps. Many of the detainees were referred to the prosecution general office for investigation. Since, November 20, 2011, the protests continued in all the streets and squares countrywide. Scores of people organized protests in front of the security directorates countrywide. Many media channels have shown videos that documented the police violence against the civil protesters in addition to using different kinds of bullet and projectiles in addition to the tear gases.

EOHR calls for immediate release of the arrested protesters in order to assure the significance of the citizen’s rights including the freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. It also calls for radical solutions to the current political, legal, security and economic problems in Egypt. An effective mechanism has to be found by the concerned bodies in Egypt in order to do their responsibilities in accordance with the international human rights standards. All the Egyptian people have to get united for securing and achieving the forthcoming parliamentary election process; that is the normal way to the state of law, called by the Egyptian revolution.

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