EOHR calls for stopping violence against civil protesters

December 19th, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses worry for the oppression against the protesters in Kasr El Aini Street and the cabinet area. The protests started on December 16 and continued until this moment. 10 people died and 505 were injured. The crises began when one of the military police officers insulted one of the Ultras and the protesters in the area answered back. The Historical Scientific Complex Building, which included the most rare and important books, was burned during the incident.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, denied forcible ending of the protest. Such an occurrence is a serious violation against the right to peaceful assembly. He also emphasized on the state responsibility for protection of its buildings. The Scientific Complex Building was burned and the state did not even recognize the perpetrator to be taken to accountability.

EOHR denounces violence against civil protesters and stresses on their freedom of expression according to the Egyptian constitution and the verdicts of the administrative courts. EOHR specifically denounces shooting the civil protesters and call for opening discussion channels with them in addition to compensating the martyrs and injured people. EOHR also calls for cancellation of the military and exceptional trials for the political and human rights’ activists. These demands do not contradict with the national interests.

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